Welcome to the Komachin Health Room!
Nurse: Fawn Miller RN (Monday & Thursday all day)
Phone: (360) 412-4743
Health Room Assistant: Shannon Moore (Monday-Friday all day)Komachin has a first aid certified Health Room Assistant available during school hours. We also a have a school nurse available throughough the week. The health room is located inside the Main Office. Students that become ill or injured need to check with their teacher to receive a pass to the health room. A parent or guardian may be contacted if the students is too ill to return to class. Otherwise, the student will be sent back to class when the health room staff deems it appropriate.All medications (including over-the-counter medication) to be dispensed during school hours and/or available to students must be processed through the health room staff. All necessary forms must be completed, required medical information supplied, and procedures for safe use of such substances followed completely.Life-Threatening Health Conditions: Many students have health conditions, such as bee sting or peanut allergies, sever asthma, diabetes, seizures, or heart conditions, that may cause a life-threatening emergency during the school day. These students must have a plan including medications and/or treatment in place prior to the first day of school. Please contact the health room for the necessary forms or information.Is Your Student Ready for School: To attend school in Washington State, your student must be fully immunized, or file for an exemption with the school district. Make sure that your children are up-to-date on their immunizations.
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