School Nurse Services
Our school nurse helps ensure students are at their best and ready to learn by providing important health care services.
- Verifies immunization compliance in accordance with Washington State law
- Creates health care plans and emergency actions plans
- Administers prescribed medication and treatments
- Assesses illnesses and injuries
- Plans for acute and chronic illnesses
- Performs periodic vision and hearing screenings
- Educates staff, students and families in health issues and communicable diseases
- Teaches CPR and first aid
- Assists families in obtaining health care
- Provides referrals to community agencies
We check students for near and far vision and normal hearing tones in kindergarten and grades 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7. We will only share screening results when they indicate a possible health problem.
We will also consult with parents when a student’s appearance or performance indicate a possible problem. Good food, proper clothing, and adequate sleep are recognized factors in health, and good health (emotional as well as physical) is closely related to the learning process.
Existing Major Concerns or Life-Threatening Conditions
Our school nurse helps ensure the safety of students with health concerns by planning ahead and training staff to respond appropriately. The nurse works with students, their licensed health care providers, and parents/guardians to create individual health plans (IHP) and/or emergency action plans.
If your student has a major health concern or life-threatening disease which may require emergency care/medications or affect his/her learning abilities or school participation, please consult with our school nurse.
Examples of such concerns may include but are not limited to:
- A life-threatening allergy to any foods or bee stings
- Existing hearing or vision problems
- Heart problems