Welcome to Pleasant Glade's Health Room!
Nurse: Heather Hancock, RN email@example.com
Health Room Assistant: Victoria Lucchetti firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
- Muscle or body aches
- 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
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 turned 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.
Download Useful Health Forms | Descargar formulario de información de salud en español
- To locate or print your child's immunization record (for Washington state), go to Washington My IR: https://wa.myir.net
- If you need a blank Certificate of Immunization: Download PDF >> Descargar en español >>
- If you need a blank exemption form: Download PDF >>
- 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
- WA State Department of Health Immunization Information
- District Policy & Procedure on Immunization: Policy 3413 & Procedure 3413P
- District Policy & Procedure 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. 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.