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It is essential that emergency notification information be on file at the school and that it be kept current. Be sure to designate other individuals who can be contacted in case of emergencies. Although staff are trained to provide first aid, 911 will be called and parents will be notified in case of serious injury or medical emergency. The Health Information and Regulations webpage on the district website contains links to school nurses, current health issues, district health policies and forms and health resources for parents.

Communicable Diseases

The following rules are in place for the 22-23 school year: 

  1. If your student is ill for any reason, they should stay home and not come to school. Here are the symptoms of Coronavirus illness
  2. Because we care about you and members of our learning community, we will want to know when/if you feel the onset of these symptoms so that appropriate action can be taken and appropriate communication made.
  3. In order to return to school after illness, the student must be fever free for 24 hours without taking any medication intended to reduce fever
  4. If returning from testing positive for COVID-19, student must have isolated for 5 days from the initial onset of symptoms, or from the positive test. Symptoms must be significantly improved and the student must wear a mask through day 10. If there is evidence of a negative COVID-19 test, the student may return without wearing a mask. 
  5. It is extremely important that you provide an alternate contact who can pick up your child from school in the event the student becomes ill and you are unable to be reached or available. Please update all your emergency contact information.
  6. Rules will be updated per guidance from DOH.

A school nurse is available for consultation and may be contacted through the school office.

Other Concerns

To prevent the spread of head lice and scabies, parents should check their child's head regularly for lice. Please notify the school if your child has one of these conditions. Students may return to return to school after receiving treatment for head lice. The school nurse will recheck the student 14 days after treatment.

Immunizations

All students in Washington State must comply with immunization standards. Immunizations must be medically verified. Exemptions are allowed for religious, philosophical, or medical reasons.

A completed Certificate of Immunization Status form must be submitted to the school on or before the first day of attendance. Students may not attend school until all immunization requirements are met.

Medications

The district is authorized to administer prescription and over-the-counter oral medications to students in accordance with state law. Medication administration forms are available in the school office and on the district’s health services website.

The administration of any prescription or over-the-counter medication to a student by a district employee must be requested and authorized in writing by both the parent and a licensed health care provider. Specific instructions for administration must be provided. Epinephrine is the only injectable medications school staff will be trained to administer.

All medications must be current and in their original containers, labeled with the name of the student, and name of the medication and the dosage. Medications must be hand delivered by an adult. Students are not allowed to carry medication with them during the school day. If the student must carry emergency medication, please contact the school nurse.

Additional information and requirements related to the administration of medication at school may be found in district Regulations and Procedures 3416 and 3416P (Medication at School), 3419 and 3419P (Self-Administration of Asthma and Anaphylaxis Medications), and 3420 and 3420P (Anaphylaxis).

Emergency Health Care Plans

If your child has Diabetes or another Life-Threatening Condition, Washington State law requires that a nursing care plan, medication orders, and the medication/s are in place at school before the child comes to school. Life-Threatening Conditions are defined as a health condition that will put the child in danger of death during the school day if a medication or treatment order and nursing plan are not in place. Examples of these are allergies requiring epinephrine, asthma, diabetes, seizure disorders, and some cardiac conditions. Contact your school nurse to discuss these conditions before your child comes to school each year. Appropriate paperwork must be turned in to prior to August 16, 2022 to ensure attendance the first day of school.

Home/Hospital Instruction

Home or hospital instruction shall be provided to students, including students with disabilities, who are temporarily unable to attend school for an estimated period of four weeks or more because of a physical and/or mental disability or illness. The parent of a student shall request the services and provide a written statement to the school district from a qualified medical practitioner that states the student will not be able to attend school for an estimated period of at least 4 weeks. The district shall not pay for any costs incurred in securing the medical verification. Reference ISD Regulation 2165, Procedure 2165P. Contact Special Services for more information at 425-837-7085.

Insurance

Optional accident and dental insurance application forms are available at the school. Cost is included in the information packet.