Welcome to the River Ridge Health Room
Nurse: Dianna Zander RN (Mondays, Wednesday, & Thursdays all day)
Phone: (360) 412-4830
Health Room Assistant: Laurie Cantzler
We are here to help your students with medications, health issues, and any other concerns that you or your student may have that impacts their helth and learning!
Military Students: Madigan's School-Based Health Clinic is here!Military students at River Ridge can have some of their medical appointments at the clinic right at school without having to go to Madigan! See the Madigan Clinic Page
Life Threatening ConditionsMany 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 a school day. These students must have a plan, including medication and/or treatment orders in place prior to the first day of that they will attend school. Please contact us for the necessary forms and we will be happy to help you in this process to ensure your child's safety while at school.
Are Your Kids Ready for School?To go to school in Washington, students must show they've had immunizations, or file a legal exemption with the school. Make sure your children are up-to-date on their immunizations.
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
Last Modified on September 23, 2019