Welcome to the Komachin Health Room!

  • 360-412-4743

    Nurse: Rebecca Byrne, RN rbyrne@nthurston.k12.wa.us
    Health Room Assistant: Candice Orm corm@nthurston.k12.wa.us

    Komachin has a first aid certified Health Room Assistant available during school hours. A school nurse is available throughout 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 student 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 by 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, 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 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

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.