Welcome to the Nisqually Health Room
Please contact the Health Room if you have questions or concerns regarding immunizations, vision, and hearing results, medications, health conditions, or treatments. Please remember that it is important to notify me if your student has any medical changes that could affect their care at school. This may include any new diagnosis, such as asthma or diabetes.
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 orders, in place prior to the first day that they will attend school. Please contact me for the necessary forms.
Are Your Kids Ready for School? To go to school in Washington, students must show that they've had immunizations, or file a legal exemption with the school. Make sure that your children are up-to-date on their immunizations.
Vision and Hearing: If you have concerns about your child's vision or hearing, please feel free to contact me.
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 themselves and others from severe complications and/or death. Find a vaccine near you: https://vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov/
Effective since 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.
- To locate or print your child's immunization record (for Washington state), go to Washington MyIR: https://wa.myir.net
- If you need a blank Certificate of Immunization: Download PDF >> Descargar en español >>
- 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
- WA State Department of Health Immunization Information
- District Policy & Procedure on Medication at School: Policy 3416 & 3416P
- District Policy & Procedure on Immunization: Policy 3413 & Procedure 3413P
- Note: Per Procedure 3413P, the district cannot accept a personal/philosophical exemption for the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) immunization requirements.
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.