Welcome to the Health Room!
Life Threatening Health Conditions: Many students have health conditions such as bee sting or peanut allergies, severe asthma, diabetes, seizures, or heart conditions that may cause a life-threatening emergency 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 or information.
Are your kids ready for school? To attend school in Washington, students must show that they are fully immunized, or file an exemption with the school district. Make sure your children are up-to-date on their immunizations.
Reminder about Medications: All medications that need to be given at school, including prescription and over-the-counter medications (which includes medications like Tylenol, Ibuprofen, cough drops), must be accompanied by an Authorization for Administration of Medication at School form. This form must be signed by both the parent and the physician/dentist. Medication cannot be given to your child without this completed form. Authorization forms need to be updated at the start of each new school year. Forms can be obtained by calling the Health Room.
Vision and Hearing: If you have concerns about your child's vision or hearing, please feel free to contact the Health Room.
Emergency Contact Information: PLEASE keep your contact information on file with the office up to date! It is of vital importance that we have yours and your emergency contact's information up to date in case of an emergency - we need to be able to notify you!
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 EpiPens, 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.
What about the COVID-19 Vaccination? While the state of Washington does not require a COVID-19 vaccination to attend school, we highly encourage those that can, to get vaccinated to protect yourself and others from severe complications and/or death. Find a vaccine near you: https://vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov/
Effective 8/1/20: All students must be compliant with updated state immunization rules in order to attend the first day of school. There is no longer a 30-day conditional status. Please see the Department of Health website for information.
- SeaMar Walk-In Clinic (Immunizations & other services) se habla Español
- Contact your local pharmacy for immunizations for children 7 and up
- 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
When should I keep my child home?
The most important thing you can do to prevent illness is for you and your child to wash your hands often with water and soap. Remember to keep the school updated with new phone numbers and emergency contacts in case your students becomes ill at school. Any questions please call your school nurse.
- Fever: Does your child have a fever over 100 F degrees orally? Temperature should remain normal (below 99.6 F degrees) for 72 hours without any fever-reducing medication before returning to school.
- Sore Throat: Is the sore throat accompanied by fever, headache, stomachache, or swollen glands?
- Vomiting: Has your child vomited two or more times in a 24-hour period?
- Diarrhea: Has there been more than one occurrence in a 24-hour period?
- Eyes: Are your child's eyes crusty, bright red, and/or discharging yellow or green fluid?
- Nasal Discharge (yellow or greenish): Is there colorful nasal mucus that is accompanied by a fever or other symptoms of an upper respiratory infection?
- Cough: Does your child have a persistent, productive cough?
- Appearance/Behavior: Is your child unusually tired, pale, have a lack of appetite, difficult to awaken, or confused?
- Rash: Does your child have a body rash not associated with heat, eczema, or an allergic reaction to a medication?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, please keep your child home from school and consider seeking medical attention.