Health & Nursing

Health services are provided to Englewood Schools through consultation from the Children’s Hospital Colorado School Health Program. The school nurse consultant functions as a liaison between Children’s Hospital, the community, and the school by providing information, referrals, and resources. The nurse consultant assists schools to provide the safest, most appropriate health care within the school setting.

Each RN consultant covers several schools in the district and can be reached during school hours, Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.

Mandy Lopez, MSN, RN, NCSN

Brittany Cook, BSN, RN, CPN

The health office in each school building is staffed with a health assistant (hours vary), who is employed by Englewood Schools to assist students with daily health needs. Below you can find the name and number of the health assistant within each school.

  • Maddox Early Childhood Education:
    • Michelle Watson, 303-806-2531
  • Bishop Elementary:
    • Jennifer Johnson, 303-806-2464
  • Charles Hay World School:
    • Gina Bonacci, 303-806-2436
  • Cherrelyn Elementary:
    • Karen Perry, 303-806-2442
  • Clayton Elementary:
    • Evelyn CanjuraValdez, 303-806-2476
  • Englewood Middle School/Englewood Leadership Academy:
    • Eileen Rhoadarmer, 303-806-2309
  • Englewood High School/TIES:
    • Melinda Sanchez, 303-806-2219
  • Colorado's Finest High School of Choice:
    • Talia Descheenie, 303-806-2513

Immunization Resources:

Colorado law requires all students attending Colorado schools and licensed child cares to be vaccinated against certain diseases unless a medical or non-medical exemption is filed. For more information about vaccine requirements, resources and exemptions, please visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s School Immunization page.

Helpful Forms for parents/guardians: 

Have you ever wondered whether your child's illness requires them to miss school? The below document gives some basic guidelines you can follow:

Helpful Forms for parents/guardians: 

  • Seizure Action Plan
    This form works as a medication permission and health care plan for students with seizures
  • Asthma Action Plan
    This form works as a medication permission and Health care plan for students with asthma
  • G-Tube Authorization Form
    This form is required for children with G-tubes who may require supplemental feedings, fluids or medications during the school day

Click below for the School Based Health Center Parent/Guardian Permission Form:

What is the current evidence-based practice when it comes to head lice in schools? Please refer to our protocol below:

If you child requires special care procedures during school, or a health care plan, please contact the RN consultant for your child's school.

Be well!