Welcome to the Health Room!
Nurse: Glenda Van Haitsma RN, BSN (Thursdays and Fridays AM)
Phone: (360) 412-4712Health Room Assistant: Angie Stockdale (Monday-Friday All Day)Remember that it is important to notify the Health Room as soon as possible if your student has any medical changes that could affect their care during the school day. This may include any new diagnoses such as asthma, diabetes, or a severe allergy.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 they will attend school. Please contact the Health Room for the necessary forms.Is your student ready for school? To attend school in Washington, students must show proof that their immunizations are current or file a legal exemption with the school. Please make sure that your child is 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* 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. This is true even in remote learning. The state law and district policy remain the same.
- 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.