Welcome to Chinook's Health Room

  •  During the school closures:

    Our school nurse Theresa Lim will be available by phone on Monday- Thursday form 9-11 should you have a medical question relating to your student's health at school.  You can reach her by dialing the school phone number and then inputting her extension of 24137.  Her email is tlim@nthurston.k12.wa.us and she checks her email daily.  

    Our Health Room Assistant Jennifer will be available by phone daily from 11-1pm and also checks her email often.  Her email is jadams@nthurston.k12.wa.us and the health room phone number is 360-412-4763.

    Nurse: Theresa Lim RN (Tuesdays & Fridays all day)
    Phone: (360) 412-4763
    Health Room Assistant: Jennifer Adams (Monday-Friday all day)

    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

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.