Welcome to the Olympic View Health Room!
Nurse: Glenda Van Haitsma RN, BSN (Tuesday all day & Friday PM)
Phone: (360) 412-4663Licensed Practical Nurse: Amy Roberts, LPN (Monday-Friday all day)
Health Room Assistant: Catherine Loeschorn (Monday-Friday all day)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. All students must have a Washington State Certificate of Immunization form completed and signed by the parent or guardian. If you choose not to vaccinate, a Certificate of Exemption is also needed and signed by you and your physician. Make sure that your children are up-to-date on their immunizations. Contact the Health Room for any of these forms.
Reminder about Medications: All medications that need to be given at school, including prescription and over-the-counter medications (medications like Tylenol, Ibuprofen, even 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 contact the Health Room.
Emergency Contact Information: Please keep yours and your emergency contact's information up-to-date with the front office. It is extremely important that we have a way to reach 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 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