Health Services

HEALTHY STUDENTS ARE BETTER LEARNERS

Health services are provided by Widefield School District 3 Registered Nurses in addition to trained Health Technicians. Health Technicians receive training in basic first aid, CPR, and medication administration. They are certified by WSD3 Registered Nurses at annual Health Tech Training.

Widefield School District 3 Nurses work directly with WSD3 staff members to help identify and manage students with acute and chronic health care needs. Please contact your child’s School Nurse to discuss any medical concerns that may impact their educational achievement.

A school may administer medication required to enable a student to stay in school only if the school has received signed, written permission from the student’s health care practitioner with prescriptive authority under Colorado law, and signed, written permission from the student’s parent/guardian. The appropriate forms may be found on this page in the right hand column.

It is very important that the contact information on file at your child’s school is accurate and up-to-date. If a parent cannot be reached and their student’s health condition worsens, 911 will be called. Ambulance/hospital fees will be the responsibility of the Parent/Guardian.

WSD3 NURSING STAFF

REGISTERED NURSES

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Melissa Bistodeau, BSN, RN 
Venetucci Elementary School
Widefield Elementary School of the Arts

bistodeaumelissa@wsd3.org
(719) 391-3082

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Shannon Burrous, BSN, RN
Mesa Ridge High School
burrouss@wsd3.org
(719) 391-3073

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Michelle Byers, BSN, RN 
French Elementary School
Pinello Elementary School

byersmichelle@wsd3.org
(719)391-3060

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Lisa DeFouw, BA, RN, NCSN
Sproul Junior High
Watson Junior High

defouwl@wsd3.org
(719) 391-3057

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Stephanie Dodson, BSN, RN
D3MyWay
James Madison Charter Academy
Sunrise Elementary School

dodsons@wsd3.org
(719) 391-3066

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Janine Kappelmann, BSN, RN
King Elementary School
Talbott STEAM Innovation School

kappelmannjanine@wsd3.org
(719)391-3055

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Megan Nellis, BSN, RN, CCHC
Grand Mountain School
nellism@wsd3.org
(719) 391-3485

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Danielle Sheffield, BSN, RN
Widefield High School
Discovery High School
sheffieldd@wsd3.org
(719) 391-3068

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Tina Vigil, BSN, RN 
Webster Elementary School
Janitell Junior High

vigilk@wsd3.org
(719) 391-3067 

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Katelyn Watson, BSN, RN, CCHC
Widefield School District 3 Preschool
Widefield Parks & Recreation Preschool
Baby Team and Child Find

watsonk@wsd3.org
(719) 391-3382  


NURSING SUPPORT STAFF 
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Cydney Kiger, CNA
SA Wilson
kigerc@wsd3.org
(719) 391-3076 

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Kendra Waits, CNA
SA Wilson
waitsk@wsd3.org
(719) 391-3076

HEARING & VISION SCREENING

WSD3 students in preschool, kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th grade will receive a vision and hearing screening during the current school year, as mandated by the state of Colorado. Vision and hearing screenings for students in grades not previously stated may be completed as needed by teacher referral or parent request.

Parents will be notified if their student’s hearing and vision screening results warrant further testing.

Parents may choose to opt their child out of these screenings by notifying the Hearing and Vision Coordinator at (719) 391-3076.

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

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