Welcome to the Komachin Health Room!
Nurse: Fawn Miller RN (Monday & Thursday all day)
Phone: (360) 412-4743
Health Room Assistant: Shannon Moore (Monday-Friday all day)Komachin has a first aid certified Health Room Assistant available during school hours. We also a have a school nurse available throughough the week. The health room is located inside the Main Office. Students that become ill or injured need to check with their teacher to receive a pass to the health room. A parent or guardian may be contacted if the students is too ill to return to class. Otherwise, the student will be sent back to class when the health room staff deems it appropriate.All medications (including over-the-counter medication) to be dispensed during school hours and/or available to students must be processed through the health room staff. All necessary forms must be completed, required medical information supplied, and procedures for safe use of such substances followed completely.Life-Threatening Health Conditions: Many students have health conditions, such as bee sting or peanut allergies, sever asthma, diabetes, seizures, or heart conditions, that may cause a life-threatening emergency during the school day. These students must have a plan including medications and/or treatment in place prior to the first day of school. Please contact the health room for the necessary forms or information.Is Your Student Ready for School: To attend school in Washington State, your student must be fully immunized, or file for an exemption with the school district. Make sure that 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* Washington Department of Health's Immunization Website (includes information on the 2019 MMR exemption policy change and 2020 updates)
- North Thurston Public School's Policy on Medication Administration (PDF)
- North Thurston Public Schools Policies on Immunization: Policy 3413 & 3413P
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.