Welcome to Chinook's Health Room
Nurse: Melanie Robertson, RN email@example.com
Health Room Assistant: Nickcoal Metcalf firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember that it is important to notify the health room as soon as possible if your student has any medical changes that could affect their care during the school day. This may include any new diagnoses such as asthma, diabetes, or a severe allergy.
Life Threatening Health Conditions: Many students have health conditions such as bee string or peanut allergies, severe asthma, diabetes, seizures, or heart conditions that may cause a life-threatening emergency during the school day. These students must have a plan, including medication and/or treatment orders, in place prior to the first day that they will attend school. Please contact the health room for the necessary forms.
Is your student ready for school?: To attend school in Washington, students must show proof that their immunizations are current, or file a legal exemption with the school. Please make sure that your children are up-to-date on their immunizations.
Medication Authorization: All medication to be dispensed during school hours and/or available to students must be processed by the Health Room. All necessary forms must be completed, required medical information supplied and procedures for safe use of such substances followed completely.in
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 >>
- 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
- Thurston County: How can I get my child vaccinated? (PDF in English & Spanish)
- 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.