Health Services

  • Student health is very important to our staff and families. Parents may contact our school nurse at any time with questions. 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.
     
    For more information regarding specific Health Services questions, you may view the following links or contact our school nurse.
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Fever/Illness Policy

    Student health is essential to our staff and families. Please help your child stay healthy by teaching them to wash their hands often, ensure they get enough rest, drink plenty of fluids, and eat healthy food.

    A school principal or school nurse has the authority to send an ill child home without the local health officer's concurrence. Students with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will be sent home. Students who have vomited at school will also be sent home. To return to school, the student must be free from fever or vomiting for 24 hours without the assistance of fever-reducing medication, per School Board Policy No. 3414.

    • If your student is showing symptoms of Covid-19, the student must stay home for at least ten days after symptom onset, and at least 24 hours after the fever has resolved and symptoms have improved. Please inform the school nurse of any possible exposure to Covid-19 by calling 360-279-5139. The student may return to school if tested negative for Covid-19, and when symptoms/fever has resolved.

    If your child is absent, please call the attendance line at 360-279-5148 or the main office at 360-279-5100. Don’t forget to send in a note with your student when they return, excusing their absence. All of this information plus more can be found in our Parent Teacher Handbook under the section about illness and injury. This can also be found on our school website ohsd.net/ohes. If you have any questions, feel free to call our office. Thank you for helping keep our staff and students healthy.

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