School Nurse

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


Colorado Law requires all students to be vaccinated in order to attend school, unless an exemption is filed. This flowchart provides guidance for families and you can visit School Required Vaccines by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

Mancos School District 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.


Medication Authorization Form - 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. 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.

Asthma Care Plan - if your child has asthma, please have your provider complete this plan.

Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan - if your child has severe allergies, please have your provider complete this document.


How sick is too sick? - illness guidelines for when to keep your child at home.

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

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

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



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.