Nurse's Page

As the school year comes to an end, staff begins to prepare for the 2021-2022 school year. As the Mancos school nurse, I would like to share the following information.

Please review the CDPHE vaccine exemption site as the CO laws have changed regarding exemptions. Also, will parents please submit the most recent vaccination record for your child when you register for the fall?

I am sure many students are current with vaccinations, but our records may not be up to date. For those parents of students with asthma, please complete the asthma careplan. This includes those students who self carry an inhaler.

Please call if you have any questions or concerns. Have a Happy, Safe Summer!

Southwest Memorial Hospital's COVID-19 Patient Information Line: 970-564-2201

Montezuma County Public Health Department's COVID-19 Hotline: 970-564-4799

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is the best place to see the most up to date guidance from our state health department: CDPHE COVID-19 Updates

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will show a nationwide view of the outbreak: CDC: Cases in U.S.

The Nurse’s Office is located in the Mancos Elementary School building and is open from 7:30 am until 4:15 pm.

To reach the Nurse, please call Sharon Martinez, RN at 970-533-7744 or email

Please scroll down to find important information and documents concerning your student's health.

Important Information regarding Immunizations - please read! Note: This school utilizes the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS), a confidential, secure, statewide immunization registry. You may choose to exclude your child's shot information from CIIS at any time. Please contact the School Nurse for further information.

If your child needs medication at school, please have their provider fill out this form. This form is required for all prescription and over the counter medication at school/overnight field trips. The medication must be in the original container with this authorization form filled out by the child's medical provider: Medication Authorization Form. Helpful suggestion-make a copy of this form. If you take your child in to see a doctor, take the form with you. It needs to be signed by parent and physician.

You and your family may qualify for CHP+ and/or Colorado Medicaid assistance: How to Apply  Income Guidelines

Illness Guidelines for when to keep your child home from school: How sick is too sick?

Home Care Advice: How sick is too sick

Children's Hospital Colorado- 24/7 FREE health care advice/pediatric phone triage from registered nurses: ParentSmart Healthline

If your child has Asthma, please have their provider fill out this Action Plan: Asthma Care Plan (revised 2/21)

If your child has Severe Allergies that can result in Anaphylaxis, please have their provider fill out this Action Plan: Anaphylaxis Emergency Action Plan

For any other chronic health conditions, please see the CDE website or reach out to the school nurse for more information:

Sharon Martinez, RN, Mancos School District Nurse


Good health enables all students to benefit from the education experience leading to productive living and a successful future. School nurses actively promote healthy life style choices, strengthen and facilitate the educational process by improving and protecting children's health status, and are advocates for school age children.


The objectives of the school health program are to promote good health habits, stimulate a sanitary, safe and healthful environment in school and to assist in the identification and referral to appropriate health care providers for medical, psychological and physical needs. Any health concerns should be brought to the attention of the school nurse. Students may request to see the school nurse by requesting a pass from teachers or school staff.  Policy JLC


The Mancos school nurse is responsible for assuring compliance with state regulations for student’s Immunization requirements per policy JLCB/JLCB-R, Medications at school per policy JLCD/JLCD-R/JLCD-E, Individual Health Care plans for chronic illness and diseases, Medical Delegation and training. School Nurses have the education and expertise to function successfully in the inseparable complex systems of education and health.