Colorado law (Board of Health rule 6 CCR 1009-2) requires all students attending Colorado schools and licensed child cares to be vaccinated against certain diseases unless an exemption is filed.
Under Colorado law, a student may be exempted from immunizations if they have submitted a signed medical, religious or personal exemption.
Students must submit documentation of immunization or exemption
This school year BVSD will be enforcing Colorado law requiring all students attending Colorado schools and licensed child cares to be vaccinated against certain diseases unless a signed medical, religious or personal exemption is filed with the school.
You can check your child's immunization compliance status now in the IC Parent Portal under Health.
If you have questions you should discuss your child’s vaccination needs with your health care provider or local public health agency.
Health Conditions Students with Asthma, Seizures, Diabetes, Chronic Headaches, or who experience Anaphylaxis benefit from the use of a standardized health care plan. We encourage the use of these standardized plans and orders:
Students may receive medications at school according to BVSD policy. However, all prescription and non-prescription medications must be maintained in the health office and administered by a trained staff member. All medications must be delivered to the health office and be accompanied by a completed authorization form signed by a health care provider.
EXCEPTION: A student who requires the use of emergency rescue medications may be allowed to self-carry. Your health care provider can give permission to self-carry on the medication authorization form.
In accordance with state guidelines, students are screened at selected grade levels and by teacher referral for vision and hearing. Appropriate referrals are then made to the parent/guardian.
Vision and hearing screenings are conducted in the schools in the fall for the following grades: PreK, K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9 and all students new to the district.
To reach the Audiology team call: 720.561.5078 or 720.561.5267 for help in Spanish
Dental care in early childhood is essential to promote familiarity with professional dental services, prevent dental decay and connect children and parents to regular dental resources in their community. Clinica Family Health and Boulder Valley School District have partnered to provide low to no cost school-based dental screenings, sealants, fluoride treatments, education, and case management services to prevent and treat dental cavities. The program is currently in a pilot phase and is not in every elementary school yet. We are planning for expansion in the coming years.
In addition to the school-based dental program, financial support is available to assist with the cost of dental services for students who are eligible. For additional information contact the School Medicaid Program office at: 720.561.5571
BVSD recommends that all students follow the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines to maintain optimal health, including physicals and screenings; and that all those new to the area receive a physical examination and establish care with a local healthcare provider.
A physical exam is required for enrollment in a preschool program.
A physical is also required every 365 days for students participating in athletics.
Student Accident Insurance
Low-cost student accident insurance is offered by K&K Insurance Company. Their enrollment method is electronic and they will not be providing print outs to schools to distribute to students. The information and application are available on K&K Insurance Company's website.