Student Health

Student Health Information

Student Health Information
 
Keep your student's health and emergency information updated with current names and telephone numbers by contacting your school.
 
Student Health Information is updated yearly.  Please keep your school nurse updated on your child's health status, such as surgeries, medications, illnesses/diseases, new diagnoses, or other conditions that may affect your child's school performance.

Certain health conditions may require an Individual Health Plan (IHP)  for the safety and well being of your child.  Please contact your school nurse if you believe your child needs a health plan for school.
     
Students with potentially life-threatening health conditions

Students with potentially life-threatening health conditions (such as asthma, seizures, diabetes, severe allergies) require an Emergency Care Plan (ECP)and medications/medication orders to be in place before they may attend school.  Please contact your school nurse if you have questions.

Required student immunizations

Washington State requires certain immunizations before children may attend school.  Children may get their immunizations from their health care provider. 
 
Medications
In order for your student to take prescription or over-the-counter medication during the school day or at school sponsored events, the school district is required to have an authorization form completed by the prescribing health care provider and the parent/guardian. 
 
Washington State law provides that students requiring rescue medications may carry and self-administer an inhaler, or Epi-pen, after certain paperwork and training have been accomplished.  If you would like more information about this, please contact your school nurse.

Vision & Hearing Screening

* Washington State law requires school districts to perform an annual health screening for vision & hearing.
* Students may be referred to their school nurse for individual screening by a parent or teacher. 
* Vision and Hearing screening is offered to grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7.
* Vision screening checks for distance vision problems.
* Registered nurses re-screen all students who do not pass the first screening.
* These are screening services only and do not take the place of examinations performed by your eye specialist or family physician.