Welcome to the Salish Health Room!
Please contact the Health Room if you have questions or concerns regarding immunizations, vision and hearing results, medications, health conditions, or treatments. Please remember that it is important to notify the Nurse if your student has any medical changes that could affect their care at school. This may include any new diagnoses such as asthma or diabetes.
Life-Threatening Health Conditions: Many students have health conditions such as bee or peanut allergies, severe asthma, diabetes, seizures, or heart conditions that may cause life-threatening emergencies during the school day. These students must have a plan, including medication and/or treatment orders in place prior to the first day that they will attend school. Please contact the Health Room for the necessary forms.
Are your kids ready for school? To go to school in Washington, students must show that they've had immunizations or file a legal exemption with the school. Make sure your children are up-to-date on their immunizations.
Vision and Hearing: If you have concerns about your child's vision or hearing, please feel free to contact the Health Room.
District Health Information
All health rooms will be available before school starts to drop off required paperwork and medications that need to be on file before your child can start school, such as epi-pens, diabetes orders and supplies, and critical medications. All students with life-threatening conditions (e.g. asthma, diabetes, seizures) need to have orders and medications in before they can attend school. If you have any questions, call your school's Health Room or Office.
New MMR Vaccine RequirementThe State of Washington recently passed a bill that removes the personal and philosophical option to exempt children from the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine required for school and child care entry. The bill was signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee on May 10, 2019. The new law will take effect July 28, 2019, and those children that do not have a religious or medical exemption and have not received the MMR vaccine will not be allowed into school. Please contact your health room personnel before summer or Student Support in the District Office if you have questions.
- NEW MMR Vaccine Exemption Law Change 2019 (Dept of Health Website)
- MMR Vaccine Requirement Letter to parents who have exempted
- FAQ About Washington's Immunization Status and Exemption Laws (PDF) (Dept of Health Website)
- North Thurston Public School's Policy on Medication Administration (PDF)
- Washington Department of Health's Immunization Website
- North Thurston Public Schools Policies on Immunization: Policy 3413 & 3413P