Health Services

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    school nurse pushing a student in a wheel chair. Student is eating an ice cream cone, and has casts on both legs.
    Nurses on duty
     
    Two certified, registered nurses are on duty in our schools daily. 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.  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  
     
    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.
     
    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.

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