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 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.
- MMR Vaccine Exemption Law Change 2019 (Dept of Health Website)
- MMR Vaccine Requirement Letter to parents who have exempted
- 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