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4 months ago

By Lori Lombardi

Welcome to the School Health Offices

Cindy Meade - School Nurse 970-870-3715 (Secondary Campus)

Amonica Raffay - School Health Aide 970-870-2661 (Elementary Campus)

Cold and Flu Season is upon us!

Take these important measures to prevent the spread:

1. Staff and students should wash hands for at least 20 seconds.  Dry hands and turn off faucet with paper towel. Handwashing is the single most important way to prevent the spread of infection!

2. Cover cough with tissue or crook of arm and then wash hands.

3. Staff should consider encouraging hand washing between classes, or at least after lunch.

4. Keep hand away from mouth, nose, and eyes.

5. Staff should consider having students wash desks and other frequently used surfaces often. 

6. Eat nutritious food, drink plenty of water, and get enough sleep.

7. Please don't come to school if you have a fever or flu-like symptoms. Don't come to school until 24 hours after you no longer have a fever and are well enough to participate in class.  

Thanks for helping keep our school as healthy as possible!

"How Sick Is Too Sick"  Illness Policy for Parents

Please click on the links below to read guidelines on when to keep sick children at home.

SOROCO Health and Wellness

4 months ago

Why do we need a Local Wellness Policy? 
Each local educational agency that participates in the National School Lunch Program or other federal Child Nutrition programs is required by federal law to establish a local school wellness policy for all schools under its jurisdiction. Local wellness policies are an important tool for parents, local educational agencies (LEAs) and school districts in promoting student wellness, preventing and reducing childhood obesity, and providing assurance that school meal nutrition guidelines meet the minimum federal school meal standards.

The South Routt and Hayden School Districts received a Healthy Schools Successful Students grant in 2013 to support the implementation of Coordinated School Health, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strategy for improving the health of students, staff, families and communities.  Studies show that people who eat well, are active, feel empowered to make decisions, get an adequate amount of sleep each night and are valued by those around them are poised to succeed.  By creating healthier school environments, we are helping students achieve in the classroom.  To learn more about the link between health and learning, view a short video created by the Colorado Legacy Foundation by clicking on the image below.
In 2013, ASCD and the CDC convened leaders from the fields of health, public health, education, and school health to develop the next evolution of school health to ensure that the health of the student, the teacher, and the school are taken seriously by educators and, in particular, by those involved in the school improvement process. The result is the 2014 launch of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model.

The District formed a District Health Advisory Council called the South Routt Health Roundtable.  This group facilitates collaboration between the District and stakeholders on issues that impact the health and the future success of students, families and the community.  A team approach is used to examine research-based evidence linking health and learning; utilize data to guide recommendations for programmatic and policy changes; leverage resources to help fund efforts; and create a flow of information between the District, community partners, School Board and parents.  This group meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the administrative building board room.  Click here to visit the South Routt Health Roundtable website. 

We are looking to create School Health Teams in all schools for the 2016-2017 school year to work on school level projects.  We need parent and staff leaders to make that happen.  If interested, please reach out to Kristi Brown or your principal.   

The SOROCO School District will be planning, implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of the health and wellness activities taking place throughout the grant duration of 2013-2018.  If you have any questions about SOROCO School District's health and wellness activities, please contact the Health & Wellness Coordinator, Kristi Brown
Healthy Kids Colorado Survey data

 is collected every other year on students in grades 6-12.  Take a look at the data from the fall of 2015, in comparison with our region, state and ourselves over time.  This data will be used to guide decisions around interventions and programming throughout the district.

Parent Resources:
  • Take a look at this series of "Ready to Learn" video workshops on topics ranging from brain development and anger management to the importance of music and literacy building techniques.  
Staff Resources:
  • Staff can join the Old Town Hot Springs (OTHS) at the group rate.


full year application 

(5/1/17-4/30/18) here.


partial year application


    Yampa Elementary Staff Wellness Day

What were seeing in the health room 4/5/18
We haven't had a lot of sickness lately but it seems the stomach bug is around and common cold is here till the weather starts to become more spring like. It feels like Strep has been here all year we do have one reported case just this week. The season for allergies is bounding back as well, hopefully you will be able to get out and enjoy the spring like weather!! P.S. If your child has allergies we can keep there medicine in the health room so they have it on hand . You would need to fill out a form and have your doctor sign off on it but it is simple way to keep your kiddo in school. For more information contact Cindy Mead at the high school/middle school or Amonica Raffay at elementary.
We are pleased to announce that we are the 2018 Healthy School Champion! We have won a $5,000 Gold Award for our school health efforts