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Renton School District

Health Services

Renton School District 's Health Services Department is strongly committed to student health and well-being. A child who is not healthy is unlikely to be alert, attentive, and ready to learn. Our comprehensive school health program promotes student success. Renton school nurses are registered nurses (RNs) who have bachelor or higher and a Washington State Educational Staff Associate (ESA) School Nurse certificate. Previous nursing experience in many areas of health care add to our school nurse team’s ability to support our students with severe and life-threatening medical conditions. School nurses serves as the health professional for the school community and provides a variety of services that support student learning. School nursing, a specialized practice of public health nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates normal development, and advances academic success. Our nurses provide direct services on a part time basis in most of our schools.

Our Comprehensive School Health Program includes:

School Health Services

  • Preventative and early identification services including screening programs for vision and hearing
  • Emergency care for illness and injuries, and referral
  • Management of acute and chronic health conditions
  • Medication administration and monitoring
  • Management and monitoring of communicable diseases
  • Immunization compliance

Health Education

  • Assistance and support of District Health Curriculum to facilitate student's development of health knowledge, attitudes, and skills
  • Health information and referral resource support for school staff

Health Promotion

  • Partnering with parents and school community to promote wellness and prevention
  • Supporting a healthy school environment which includes a safe physical and psychological environment

Contacts

Laura Widdice, BSN, RN, NCSN

Director of Health Services

425.204.2320

Laura.Widdice@rentonschools.us

 

Anna Vu

Administrative Assistant

425.204.2320

Anna.Vu@rentonschools.us