Health Services

  • Nurses on duty

     
    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 (please click on this link or talk to your school nurse to access these as needed for your student).  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 parents or guardians will be called immediately and we will initiate the following:
     
    1. Home is called.
    2. If no response, then parents' work numbers are called.
    3. If no response, emergency contact is called.
    4. If no response, the child may be transported by ambulance to the hospital.
     
    Students with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will be sent home. Students who have vomited at school will also be sent home. In order to return to school, the student must be free from fever and vomiting for 24 hours without the assistance of fever-reducing medication.
     
    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.

    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.
     
     
    Resources
     
     
     
     
    360.678.5151
     
     
     
     

School Nurse


  • Julie Vandergrifft, RN
    Email: jvandergrifft@ohsd.net
    360.279.5521

     

    Cory Russell, LPN
    Email: crussell@ohsd.net
    360.279.5521