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.

FEBRUARY 10, 2020

School Nurses have to stay up to date with state laws pertaining to immunizations ensuring that all students are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases.  One change affecting our schools starting September 2020, is any student without proof of required vaccinations will not be allowed to come to school until they present an official immunization record showing compliance or exemption.  This law does not affect students protected under the McKinney Vento Act. Please ensure your student is fully vaccinated before they start school in September. Nurses use the Washington State Department of Health- Immunization Information System (WA-IIS) –School Module to verify students’ immunization status.  

We urge all families to sign up to view their own records on the WA-IIS by going to the following website: .  Please ask your School Nurse to learn more about required 


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.

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