Welcome to the Seven Oaks Health Room!
If your child has health concerns it is important that we know about them here in the Health Room. If you child requires medications at school - like oral medication, an asthma inhaler, or has any special health needs - we can help. Parent permission and a doctor's order is required to give medications/treatments at school. Please stop in at the Health Room to meet us and we can answer any questions you may have!
Life Threatening Health Conditions: Students with life-threatening health conditions such as a bee sting or peanut allergy, diabetes, severe asthma, seizures, or any other condition that could result in a life-threatening situation during the school day, an emergency action plan must bein place. It includes any medications and treatment orders as well as emergency contact information. This plan must be in place and medications given to the Health Room prior to starting the first day of a new school year. Please contact the Health Room for the forms.
Are your kids ready for school? To attend school in Washington, students must show they are fully immunized or file an exemption with the school district. Make sure that your child is up-to-date on their immunizations.
Reminder About Medications: All medications that need to be given at school, including prescriptions and over-the-counter medications (including Tylenol, Ibuprofen, and 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 their 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. Contact the Health Room for the form.
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* Washington Department of Health's Immunization Website (includes information on the 2019 MMR exemption policy change and 2020 updates)
- North Thurston Public School's Policy on Medication Administration (PDF)
- North Thurston Public Schools Policies on Immunization: Policy 3413 & 3413P
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.