School Health Rooms
Visit your school's website for information on your health room staff and more!School Nurses are at each elementary school one or more days a week; at each middle school for two days per week; and at each high school three days a week. Health Room Assistants who are trained by school nurses are full time unlicensed staff who work in health rooms at each school. School nurses delegate to Health Room Assistants and other staff certain procedures required to keep students safely at school. Other procedures cannot be performed by anyone other than a licensed practical or registered nurse per the Nurse Practice Act of Washington State.School Nurses carry out many responsibilities at their assigned schools and across the district. They do vision and hearing screenings, ensure immunization compliance, provide physical and mental health supports to students and carry out clinical assessment requiring a high degree of skill and judgment. They are part of each school team in determining students who may need additional supports and then linking children, youth and families to social and health resources.
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* Effective 8/1/20: All students must be compliant with updated state immunization rules in order to attend the first day of school. Please see the Department of Health website for information. A letter was also emailed to all parents on 6/1/20.
- Thurston County Department of Health Immunization Website
- Thurston County: How can I get my child vaccinated? (PDF in English & Spanish)
- WA State Immunization Information (includes fall 2020 information)
- District Policy on Immunization: Policy 3413 & 3413P
- District Policy on Medication at School: Policy 3416 & 3416P