Health Information

Thomas MacLaren School is committed to your child’s health and wellness.  Our staff is available to respond to emergencies, assess minor bumps and bruises, and evaluate students who feel ill, supporting those who need treatment and/or rest, or sending them home, if needed. 
COVID-19 Specific Health Guidance

Parents are expected to perform a health screening of their child every day before they come to school. Please use the following guidance to help inform your decision whether your child should come to school or not. Thank you for helping keep our community sickness-free!

MacLaren Health Screening Form - **to be used daily at home - do not bring to school**
Can I Go To School Today? - CO Dept. of Public Health & Environment

How Sick is Too Sick to Come to School?: Please use this information to decide whether or not your child should stay home from school when they feel ill with something other than COVID-19.

To help us better care for each student, we ask parents/guardians to submit an annual health update, including latest vaccination records or exemptions, and health plans (see below), before the start of each school year.
  • The Annual Health Update form is part of the electronic Student Update packet that is emailed to every family to fill out as a part of the yearly Registration process. 
  • Vaccination records/exemptions can be uploaded as part of the online process.  We will accept records from your health provider's office or from your previous school. Vaccination records/exemptions that are not uploaded at registration time can be submitted in the following ways:
    • Faxed using our Secure Fax number - (866) 587-2608 OR
      Hard copy mailed or hand-delivered to the school (Attention: School Nurse)
  • If you are seeking an exemption, please go to the Colorado state website page regarding Vaccine Exemptions to read the requirements and download the applicable forms to submit.

Medication at School: For any student requiring medication during the school day, the Authorization for the Administration of Medication by School Personnel must be completed before any medications can be administered. 
This form must  accompany EACH medication, INCLUDING over-the-counter medication. It must be completed by the parent/guardian AND signed by a health care provider with prescriptive authority.

Students with Severe Food Allergies or Intolerances: If your child has severe food allergies or intolerances, please read these important guidelines that we use at MacLaren. If you need special modifications made for Hot Lunch, please click  here to go to the D-11 Food and Nutrition Services webpage and find out more about their procedures for accommodating children with special dietary needs.

Heath Plan Information: Our priority in the health care room is to care for your child.  If your child has

  • Allergies,
  • Asthma,
  • Celiac Disease,
  • Diabetes,
  • Migraines,
  • Seizures, or a
  • General Health Care Issue,

then the parent/guardian must submit, before the first day of school, the appropriate health care plan (see below), filled out completely (including signatures) by the parent/guardian and health care professional with prescriptive authority. Forms may be submitted via fax using our secure fax line, (866) 587-2608, or by delivering them to the school in person, or by mail. Please mark them to the attention of Karen Triplett.

The health care plans below contain all necessary documents to allow your child to receive medicine at school and self-carry inhalers or Epi-Pens®, if desired.

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Triplett at (719) 313-4488 or by email at

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