The American Academy school nurse, health assistant, and health office are here to help with student health concerns during the school day. Please contact the Castle Pines front office
if you have questions or concerns to share with the school nurse or health assistant pertaining to your student's health.
Health Office Assistant (CP): Jamie Knowles
School Nurse (CP): Elizabeth Hinz
(day to day operations in health room)
(if additional assistance is needed)
This permission form must be completed by a doctor.
Students in Casts/Braces Participation Requirements and Restrictions
If your student is in a cast or brace, please notify the front office and school nurse
so that we can plan for any necessary accommodations for school activities. Please also provide a doctor's note
listing any activity limitations or clearing the student for activities when your student returns to school.
This form must be completed for any medication (prescription or non-prescription) a student will need to take during school hours.
Managing Illness at School
Please follow the school guidelines for keeping sick kids home! In a school setting, there is naturally a higher risk of contagion when illness is going around. To keep that risk to students and staff to a minimum, please keep your sick students home and print out these guidelines in case you do have a sick student.
Returning to school after an illness:
- Student must be fever-free for 24 hours WITHOUT medication
- Student must stay at home for 48 hours after LAST episode of vomiting and/or diarrhea
Parents should remind students to:
- Wash hands frequently, especially after using the restroom and before eating
- Cover coughs and sneezes with your elbow NOT hands
Parents should be aware of the early signs and symptoms of illness such as:
- Decreased activity – droopy, tired appearance
- Irritable behavior – sleepy
- Sore throat/swollen glands
- Runny nose/cough
- Skin eruptions/rashes (students with undiagnosed rashes are not allowed to be in school)
- Abdominal pain
- Fever (100º or higher is considered a fever in Douglas County Schools and student is not allowed to be at school)
Parents can help by:
- Checking students health before they leave home
- Keeping students home when they have signs/symptoms of illness
- Making arrangements with relatives/friends to take care of sick children if unable to do so yourself
- Please make sure your student is eating breakfast prior to coming to school
- Please send your student with a water bottle daily
- Please make sure your students have appropriate outer wear for changing weather