Goal: to keep students in school when possible, and to keep them safe and healthy so that they may have excellent attendance and graduate on time.
Welcome to the Health Services website. On this site, you will find information for various health-related school topics.
Our District School Nurse(s) coordinate the district health needs. Health Room Assistants take care of the everyday bumps, bruises, and students who become ill during the day. The School Nurse(s) work with parents to provide Individual Health Plans (IHPs) for students, ensure student immunization compliance, assess student health injuries and needs, and ensure proper medication supervision and delegation, coordinate hearing and vision screenings, connecting families to services as needed, and have many other duties at each school.
The District School Nurse(s) are flexible as special needs and events arise in the district. To contact the School Nurse directly, you can call your school and ask for the nurse.
- Shelton High School: ext: 16018
- Olympic Middle School: ext: 14012
- Oakland Bay Junior High: ext: 15019
- CHOICE HIGH SCHOOL: ext: 17000
- Evergreen Elementary: ext: 12000
- Mt. View Elementary: ext: 13003
- Bordeaux Elementary: ext: 11007
Have you had your flu shot?
Now is the time for you and your children to get the flu vaccination if you haven’t gotten it already. It can be given by nasal spray or by a shot. Contact your doctor office.
Now is also the time to be very careful about washing your hands. Germs are everywhere. They are spread by our hands on the things we touch. Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth. Wash hands, wash hands, wash hands.
Lice Control & Prevention
Back To School Preparation:Start LICE Prevention at Home
Head lice is not a pleasant topic to think about, especially when it affects our students and their families, and ends up at school and in the classrooms. ANYONE CAN GET LICE. As summer draws to an end and returning to school is near, please help prevent lice from coming to school. What can you do? Be a NIT PICKER! Please check your child/children for lice before school starts. If they have lice please treat the lice, comb out the nits, and repeat treatment in two weeks. Then check their hair monthly throughout the school year to make sure they do not become re-infected.
To find more help on getting rid of lice in the home, and from members of the family, please see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for helpful information.
WORKING TOGETHER TO COMBAT LICE TO IMPROVE STUDENT LEARNING & COMFORT
How To Stay Healthy
Each of us must protect ourselves. In schools, we have many people in a small space, and germs run around freely. Also, most illnesses are contagious before any symptoms show!
So what can we do?
- Wash hands frequently. Objects we touch share germs…doorknobs, desks, books, pencils, etc. Soap and running water are the best defense against germs, and more effective than hand sanitizer.
- Do not touch the T-Zone. Eyes, nose, and mouth make a T on our faces. They are primary openings for germs to get inside our bodies, and hands have germs.
- Do not share eating or drinking utensils. That is mouth-to-mouth transfer.
- Stay 3 feet away from others, more if they are taller than you are. Coughs and sneezes fly through the air.
- Regularly clean washable surfaces.
- Get plenty of sleep. The body needs rest to fight illness.
- Drink plenty of water. The excess fluid flushes germs and toxins from the body.
- Eat nutritious foods and exercise. Keep your body in peak condition.
- Get a flu shot.
So what can we do to protect others?
All of the above plus, catch your cough/sneeze into your elbow and stay home when you are sick.
How do I know if I am sick enough to stay home?
- Fever above 100 degrees. You may return after 24 hours of no fever with no fever medication.
- Vomiting two or more times in a day.
- Diarrhea two or more times in a day.
A severe sore throat with white spots in the throat or swollen neck. See a doctor.
Undiagnosed skin rash or an open, oozing sore. See a doctor.
Any goop or thick drainage from one or both eyes. See a doctor.
Pain that is too distracting to concentrate. See a doctor.
- If you start on an antibiotic for an infection, follow guidelines from a medical professional.
Here's to a healthy school year!
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