Health Services

About PHS Health Services

The PHS health room is located in the Athletics Office and is staffed by a Health Assistant.  Students are allowed to visit the health room for illness and injury.  The Health Assistant is trained in basic first aid and CPR and is not a licensed medical provider.  In addition to the Health Assistant, there is a District School Nurse Consultant assigned to PHS.  For more information regarding DCSD Nursing Services, please visit their website.

Vaccination Requirements

Colorado law requires all student attending Colorado schools and licensed child cares to be vaccinated against certain vaccine-preventable diseases, unless a current non-medical or medical exemption certificate is on file with the school.  For the 2021-22 school year, SB20-163 makes significant changes to how a non-medical exemption certificate can be made.  Please visit CDPHE website for further information. 
https://cdphe.colorado.gov/vaccine-exemptions

Health Services Staff

Rachel NordstromRachel Nordstrom
Health Assistant
rnordstrom@dcsdk12.org
303.387.4003

Nikki Symms-TaylorNikki Symms-Taylor, RN, BSN

School Nurse

nikki.symmstaylor@dcsdk12.org
303.335.6306

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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org, 720-433-1083.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.