Meeting the needs of every child
Four certified registered nurses are on duty in our schools daily, serving more than 5,500 students. Parents may contact their child’s school to locate the nurse. Nursing services include screening for vision and hearing, emergency care, first aid, consultations with parents and staff, and classroom education. Nurses also manage medication administration and formulate health plans for students with health concerns.
Since the health status of a student bears a direct relationship to their ability to derive a positive educational experience, it is important to communicate any health issues or concerns with the school nurse as they arise.
In the event of a student health emergency, the parents or guardians will be called immediately. It is strongly advised that parents update their emergency contact information several times during the school year.
In the event of a serious student injury or illness at school, we initiate the following:
- The primary home phone number is called.
- If no response, the parents' work numbers are called.
- If no response, the emergency contact is called.
- If no response, the child may be transported by ambulance to the hospital.
Vision and hearing screening
Vision and hearing screening will be conducted in grades K-3, as well as Grades 5 and 7. Students in other grades will be screened at the request of the parent or teacher. Your cooperation in following through on recommendations will help your child to a healthier, happier school experience.
Special education screening
We have special programs for children who may have sensory, learning, motor, communication, emotional and/or health difficulties needing academic support. If you suspect that your child (age birth-21) may have a disability, please contact our Special Programs Office at 360.279.5047.
Health Services Staff serving our schools from left to right:
LPN Ginger Sherbourne, Nurses Robbin White and Rhonda Coker, LPN Cory Russell and Dawn Hill, Nurses Kimberly Hitt and Christine Perkins.