Welcome to Pleasant Glade's Health Room!

  • 360-412-4622

    Nurse: Heather Hancock, RN hhancock@nthurston.k12.wa.us
    Health Room Assistant: Victoria Lucchetti vlucchetti2@nthurston.k12.wa.us

    Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding immunization requirements, vision and hearing results, or medication policies. Don't forget to let us know if your child has a new diagnosis that may affect him or her at school (such as asthma or diabetes).

Pleasant Glade Sickness Guidelines

  • Pleasant Glade Families, 

    As we enter cold/flu season, we are also seeing a rise in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), while COVID-19 is still active. If your student has ONE or more of the following symptoms, they are required to stay home (per Washington State Dept. of Health and Thurston County Public Health guidelines).

    • Fever or chills (of 100.4 in the last 24 hours and no fever-reducing medicine)
    • Cough (new, changed, worsening)
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing (not related to diagnosed asthma)
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting (within the last 24 hours)
    • Diarrhea (within the last 24 hours)

    We are currently in a tridemic of flu, RSV, and COVID-19. These illnesses can cause serious illness and are extremely contagious, passing between individuals at school and within families. We must work together to keep the spread at a minimum.

    If your student comes to school sick, they will be sent home. Please, for everyone's safety, if your student is sick, keep them home.

District Health Information

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. Keep yours and your emergency contact information current at your school in case your student becomes ill at school. Questions? Reach out to your school nurse!

    • Fever: Does your child have a fever over 100 F degrees orally? Their temperature should remain normal (below 99.6 F degrees) for 24 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 two occurrences 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, has a lack of appetite, difficulty waking up, or confused?
    • Rash: Does your child have a body rash not associated with heat, eczema, or an allergic reaction to medication?

    If you answer YES to any of these questions, please keep your child home from school and consider seeking medical attention.