Health and Safety Reminders
School district personnel will assist students, parents, and/or guardians with the need to administer a medication while students are in custody of the school.
Medication can be given to your child at school if it is essential that it be administered during the school day. For both prescriptive and "over-the-counter" medication we will need a parent signature and a physician's instructions and signature. All prescriptive and 'over-the-counter' medication MUST be in the original container with a current date, student's name, name of the medication, the dosage, mode of administration and the name of the prescribing physician or dentist. The school is only allowed to administer oral medications. Children are not to self-administer any medication at school. Please feel free to contact the school nurse with any questions at 425-204-2952.
The School Immunization Law requires that all children enrolling in school be immunized against Diphtheria, Pertussis, (DTAP, DPT/DT/TD), Polio, Mumps, Rubella and Measles (MMR), Hepatitis B (HBV), and Varicella.
A Certificate of Immunization Status form (CIS) is to be completed at enrollment. A parent has 30 days from their child's enrollment in the school to provide complete immunization information. It is the responsibility of the parent to obtain this information and to share this information with the school. Personal/Philosophical exemption requires a Physician, ARNP, ND, PA or DO's signature.
RETURNING AFTER ILLNESS
Be sure your child is feeling well enough to participate in the full school program, including recess and physical education, before they return after an illness. We recommend the student be free of fever for at least 24 hours before they return.
COLD WEATHER DRESS
Since we live in the Pacific Northwest and rain is inevitable, students may be outside even if it rains a bit. Please be sure your child is appropriately dressed with warm outer clothing for recess. Umbrellas are not recommended because of the safety hazard they present to others.
We will notify you if your child’s temperature is above normal. We will need to know where to send your child or who will pick them up from school. Be sure to have at least one emergency contact registered with our school for your child in the event you are not available.
Please keep us informed if your child has any health concerns we should be aware of, such as asthma, specific allergies such as bee stings, etc.
VISION AND HEARING SCREENINGS
Vision and hearing screening is conducted annually for all students.
SOME WAYS TO PROMOTE GOOD HEALTH FOR YOUR CHILD
- Make sure your child gets an adequate amount of sleep each night.
- Arrange for your child to eat a good breakfast.
- Encourage your child to wash his or her hands frequently.
- Teach your child to use a tissue to cover his or her mouth when sneezing or coughing.
- Help your child protect his or her teeth by brushing after meals and seeing a dentist regularly.
- Carefully plan television viewing.
- Make sure your child spends some time playing outdoors.
LEAVING SCHOOL GROUNDS
Children are not allowed to leave school grounds once they arrive on the school grounds or any time during school hours. Please discuss this with your child.