Message from the School Nurse

  •  For information about

    • Student Health Concerns
    • Medication at School  
    • Immunizations
    • Ill or Injured Students
    • Your Emergency Contacts 
    • Impact of Student Health on Learning
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  • Welcome to Renton School District. Below are tips to help your child have a healthy experience at school.

    Health Concerns

    • Notify the office or school nurse if your child has any health condition.
    • Life Threatening Conditions – If your child has a life-threatening condition such as a severe allergy to food or bees, asthma, diabetes, or seizures, the state of Washington requires medication, treatment orders, a nursing care plan and trained staff are in place before a student may begin school.

    Medication at School

    • Administration of all prescription and over-the-counter medications requires a medication authorization form that must be completed by your child’s health care provider and signed by a parent or guardian.
    • Medication must be unexpired, in its original container and labeled with the student’s name.

    Immunizations

    • The State of Washington requires immunizations before a child may begin school. Please see the accompanying flyer for immunization requirement details.
    • If you need help finding medical coverage so you can get immunizations for your child, call 206-284-0331 or 1-800-756-5437. Interpreters are available.

    Ill or Injured Students

    • The school health room is for temporary care only. As soon as possible, an authorized adult must pick up students for: injury, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, or coughing that interferes with learning.

    Emergency Contacts

    • Fill out your child’s emergency information completely and notify the office of any changes in your telephone numbers.
    • Discuss pick-up plans with your emergency contacts so they will know your expectations if you are unavailable.

    Help promote readiness to learn by encouraging your child to:

    • Wash hands before eating, after using the toilet and after nose blowing, coughing or sneezing.
    • Cover coughs with a sleeve, not the hands.
    • Get enough sleep.
    • o Elementary students need about 10-12 hours a night.
    • o Middle school students need about 10-11 hours a night.
    • o High school students need about 8-9 hours a night.
    • Eat a healthy diet and eat breakfast every day.
    • Wear clothing appropriate for the weather.

    If you need help accessing community resources such as healthcare, health insurance, counseling resources or food and clothing bank, please contact your school nurse.