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. The health room does not stock any common medication for students (e.g., Tylenol, Tums, ibuprofen, antibiotic ointment, etc.) Per DCSD policy, high school students may self-carry and self-administer a one-day supply of prescription and/or over the counter medication in its original container without needing a Permission to Self-Carry/Self-Administer form on file. In addition to the Health Assistant, there is a School Nurse Consultant assigned to PHS.  For more information regarding DCSD Nursing Services, please visit their website.

Vaccination Requirements

Colorado law requires all children attending 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/child care. Non-medical exemptions expire at the end of every school year, and they must be renewed with a new certificate on file for the new school year if the exemption is to continue. SB20-163 made significant changes to how a non-medical exemption certificate can be made.  Please visit CDPHE website for further information.

Health Services Staff


Nikki Symms-Taylor, RN, BSN

School Nurse
[email protected]


Jennifer Gorka
Health Assistant
[email protected]
303.387.4003 ext. 74070

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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, [email protected], 303-387-0127.

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.


Special Education records which have been collected by Douglas County School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for the period of five (5) years after special education services have ended for the student. Special education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, or completes his/her educational program at age 21, or moves from the district. This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Douglas County School District's intent to destroy the special education records of students who exited special education services as of June 30, 2016. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for social security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records by requesting the records at this link ( Douglas County School District Transcripts and Records Requests ).