Shelton's News from the School Nurse

News from the School Nurse


Check here regularly for updates from our school nurse, Amy Frost, MSN, BSN, RN to find out important health information.

Important Information Regarding Hearing and Vision Screen

Please zoom in on the list of pharmacies offering immunizations below.  Or you can find the PDF by clicking here ThurstonCountyPharmaciesOfferingImmunizations.pdf

Pharmacies Offering Immunizations in Thurston County

Important Information Regarding Hearing and Vision Screenings for the 2020-2021 School Year from the WA Board of Health

(updated Feb 2021)Preview

The Washington Board of Health has provided important information regarding your child(ren)'s vision and hearing screenings. Please see the links below to documents provided for parents of students who are distance learning.  These documents encourage parents/caregivers to watch for signs/symptoms of the possible visual problems in their child(ren).  It is important to keep up on your child(ren)'s well-child exams to ensure they have had the appropriate auditory and visual exams. 
Shelton School District's plan is to offer vision and hearing screenings to in-person learning students, once they begin attending school on site.  As dates of screenings are scheduled, the dates will be advertised on the school's websites and social media. 

April 2, 2020

Dear Shelton School District Families and Staff,

As we continue to navigate what school and health look like in these uncertain times, your district School Nurses wanted to make sure everyone knows that we are here and available for questions and concerns. We are available during regular school hours and our contact information is listed below.

We are continuing to work on school related issues and are coordinating with nurses around our region for best practices related to the coronavirus pandemic. The Washington State Health Department is still the source for the most accurate information related to coronavirus. Their website is

We hope everyone is taking measures to keep themselves and everyone around them safe and healthy. Please continue to "Stay at Home" as instructed by our Governor and President, wash your hands, cover your cough, and if you are sick-call your doctor first before going to the clinic.

We are here for you. Thank you,

Amy Frost MSN, BSN, RN & Crystal Pooler BSN, RN
Bordeaux Elementary School Shelton High School
Evergreen Elementary School Choice High School
Mt. View Elementary School Oakland Bay Junior High
Early Learning Center 360-545-2007
Olympic Middle School

FEBRUARY 6, 2020

Today’s Health Services team in the SSD consists of six Health Room Assistants (HRAs) and two Registered Nurses who work daily to ensure students are safe at school. Health rooms function to offer first aid to students who become ill or injured while at school. The HRAs are the heart and soul of our health rooms, the faces many of the students and parents associate with the health rooms, and the extension of the eyes and hands of the School Nurses. The HRAs are often confused as being the School Nurse. That leaves many people asking the same question: “What do the School Nurses do?” They do many things, but one of the most important things they do is review student’s health conditions and ensure students are medically safe to be at school. Keep your eye out for future News from the School Nurse to find out more about what school nurses do in their everyday roles.

  • 700 S. First St., Shelton, WA 98584
  • p: 360-426-1687
  • f: 360-427-8610

The Shelton School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Linda Arnold, Executive Director of Human Resources. 360-426-1687. 700 S. 1st Street; Shelton, WA 98584. Complaint procedure can be found on this website under Board Policy #3210 (students) and #5010 (employees).

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