Welcome to Aspire's Health Room
Nurse: Jenelle Warren RN (Wednesdays all day)
Health Room Assistant: Lori Huston (Monday-Friday, all day)
Phone: (360) 412-4733
One of the many functions of the health room (nurse’s office) at Aspire Middle School is to help keep students healthy and safe during the school day. Included below are some of the ways parents and guardians may assist with this. If you have any questions or need assistance please contact us at the number below.
Students with life Threatening Conditions: State Law (RCW 28A.210.320) mandates that students with life threatening health conditions have medication and/or treatment orders in place in order to attend school. This includes but is not limited to physical conditions such as seizure, severe allergies or asthma, as well as mental illnesses such as severe depression. Please contact the health room for the appropriate paperwork or addition information.
Immunizations: To attend public school in Washington State a student must have a signed Certificate of Immunization Status Form showing proof of full immunization, an initiation of a schedule of immunization, or a medical/personal or religious exemption.
Medication at School: School Districts in Washington State follow very concise law concerning medications at school. Oral medication (prescription or over the counter) must be accompanied by signed permission from both the parent and physician/dentist. This doctor’s order must accompany the medication on the day it is to be given. All medication must be in the original container. Please contact the health room for the appropriate paperwork or additional assistance.
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