Health Information


Laura Lyons, RN
CMHS School Nurse
(719) 475-6110

Shannon Green, RN
CMJH School Nurse
(719) 475-6120

Megan Mathias, RN

Elementary School Nurse
(719) 475-6140


Kim Freeman, RN

Elementary School Nurse
(719) 475-6140


Tammie Chasteen, RN

District School Nurse
(719) 337-7189


Health services are provided by our school nurses and other trained personnel during normal school hours (which do not include athletics, after school activities, trips, etc). After normal school hours, the emergency response will be to call 911.


View Guidelines from Colorado Department of  Public Health & Environment

Spanish Version


So your child has been diagnosed with a what?

CMSD 12 TBI/ Concussion Management Protocol

Fact sheet for Parents

Fact sheet for Athletes

Return to learn/ school

Return to play/ activity

Concussion Recovery Tips

REAP Concussion Management Manual

Video Resources:

Brain 101

What it's like to get a concussion (Children's Hospital Colorado)

Concussions 101 by Dr. Mike Evans


If your child will need medication while on a field trip or other activity that will take place away from school, a parent or legal guardian and an appropriate medical provider must complete a field trip permission form as well as a student medication permit. You may download these forms by clicking the link below:

Field Trip / Extended Activity Permission Form and Student Medication Permit


The Board recognizes that many students are diagnosed with potentially life-threatening allergies and anaphylaxis. To address this issue and meet state law requirements concerning the management of allergies and anaphylaxis among students, the Board sets forth the following requirements health care plans, reasonable accommodations, access to emergency medications and staff training. For more information please refer to Cheyenne Mountain Policy JLCDA.

School Guidelines For Managing Student With Food Allergies



Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) is a Federal civil rights law that is designed to eliminate disability discrimination in programs and activities that receive Federal funds. Since all public school districts receive Federal funds, all public school districts must comply with Section 504.

When a student requires specific health services at school to stay safe and healthy, a Healthcare Plan or Action Plan may be written. Because of changes that broadened the coverage of Section 504, children with Healthcare Plans may qualify for disability protections under Section 504. Use this link to see the Notice of Procedural Safeguards for information about the legal protections provided by law under Section 504.

Students on Healthcare Plans will be periodically reviewed in order to identify whether additional supports or services are necessary.


Student Immunization Letter February 2022

Colorado law requires all students attending Colorado schools and licensed child cares to be vaccinated against certain diseases unless a medical or non-medical exemption is filed.

For more information about vaccine requirements and resources please visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's School Immunization Website.

Colorado Senate Bill 20-163 requires that child care centers and schools inform parents/guardians of enrolled students in their District of immunization rates and requirements every year. Please select the link below for the 2022-23 school year information.

D12 MMR Immunization Data 

The Colorado Department of Public Heath and Environment's Website also includes resources regarding exemptions from required immunizations, including new information regarding requests for non-medical immunization exemptions.

2022-23 CDPH Letter to Parents of Preschoolers/Childcare

2022-23 CDPH Letter to Parents of K-12 Students


Listed below are miscellaneous Health Documents and Forms in Portable Document Format (PDF) that are available for download:

Medication Administration Form

Annual Health Update Form

Allergy Packet

Asthma Packet

Seizure Packet

Diabetes Packet

Headache Packet


If your child has a medical concern such as significant allergies, asthma, diabetes or seizures etc. please call your school nurse. We want your child to be safe and healthy at school. Your school nurse will work with you to develop a health care plan for your child if needed and will inform staff of your child's needs.

If your child is diagnosed with a communicable disease, please call the office or your school nurse. Such symptoms could include fever, frequent or productive cough, throat or ear pain, vomiting or diarrhea, or an undiagnosed rash. Please refer to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment "How Sick is Too Sick" which directs when children and staff should stay home from school or childcare.  If antibiotics are prescribed for an illness, please wait 24 hours before sending your child to school.

Only basic first aid is done at school. School secretaries and health aides provide this care in our elementary schools with school nurse training and consultation. Parents are always notified if a child sustains any significant injury at school so that the student can be observed closely at home. Staff will call 911 if a student presents with a potentially serious, life-threatening illness or injury.

Medications can be given at school if needed following state guidelines and district policy. We encourage parents to give medication at home as much as possible. We must have written parental permission to give any medication at school. Additionally we require physician written authorization to give any medication at school including all other over the counter medications. All medication must be in original containers. Please refer to the District 12/Pikes Peak Regional Policy on Student Medication form for complete information on medications at school.

If your child needs to self carry emergency medications , please contact your school nurse. The student needs to demonstrate appropriate maturity, knowledge and responsibility to self administer emergency medication. A contract provided by the school nurse and signed by the student, parent, health care provider and school nurse is required.

Administration of medical marijuana to qualifying students shall be in accordance with Board of Education Policy JLCDB.

Any time your child receives immunizations, please send a written copy of this information to the school office. State law requires schools to maintain student immunization records and to exclude students with incomplete records unless they are in "process." Parents may sign for a personal or religious exemption if desired. CMSD participates in the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS), a confidential web-based system, maintained by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and used to collect and consolidate immunization information for disease control purposes. The school health office may use CIIS as a tool to ensure that your child has the proper immunizations required for school entry. This includes entering immunization data that the school has on file in a student's health record. If you do not want your Child's immunization data to be entered on CIIS, you may opt out by notifying the school nurse in writing at the beginning of the school year.

Vision and hearing screenings are done yearly for all students in preschool and grades K,1,2,3,5,7, and 9, as well as all new students to the district. Parents are notified if students display difficulty with screening tests. Parents may request vision and hearing screening for any student by contacting the school nurse or health aide. Parents may choose to opt their child out of vision and hearing screening by notifying the school nurse in writing at the beginning of the school year.

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