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Welcome to the Montezuma-Cortez School
Health and Nursing Services

You can contact us at (970) 565-7313

Our school health program works to supplement the efforts and guidance of parents to bring about an awareness on the part of students for regular health care by promoting good health habits among students, creating a sanitary, safe and healthful environment in school, and assisting in the identification and referral to appropriate health care providers for medical, psychological and physical needs.



Jaclyn Hall, RN, BSN 

RE-1 Health Services Director 970-565-7313      

The Montezuma-Cortez School District provides school nurse services in all its schools. Health secretaries are in contact with the nursing staff when a nurse is not in the building. For information, call (970) 565-7313.

  • Students are referred to a nurse or health secretary when they are injured, show signs of an illness, or express the need for health care. 
  • Parents should ensure that current contact information is included in their students’ enrollment paperwork so that they can be contacted quickly when their student needs care.
  • In the event of a medical emergency, the Montezuma-Cortez School District will render emergency aid and/or transportation to a medical facility as needed. Costs incurred are at the expense of the family. Every effort will be made to contact the family in such a situation. 
  • School nurses develop a Student Health List and/or a Health Care Action Plan from the health history form in the registration packet. All information is confidential and is shared only on a need-to-know basis. Alert your school nurse if you do not want your student’s medical information shared with appropriate school personnel. 
  • The district provides period screenings for height and weight, vision, hearing, and dental health. Lice screenings will be conducted when warranted. Parents are notified when problems are identified. Parents/guardians may opt students out of routine screenings.
  • Prescription and over-the-counter can be administered to students at school if parents sign a permission form.
  • Students who are mature and capable of managing their own medication may bring enough for one day with them. 
  • Students who need to carry asthma inhalers, epi-pens, or diabetic supplies at school may do so as long as there is a Health Care Action Plan signed by a health care provider on file in the health office. The district has policies for administration of medications for asthma, diabetes, severe allergies, seizure disorders.

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