On May 4, 2017, Governor Inslee signed Substitute Senate Bill 5404 which took effect immediately. A new section was added to the medication in school law (RCW 28A.210.260) that allows students to have FDA-approved topical sunscreen at school without a prescription from a licensed health care professional.
Carrie Lang, MSN, RN
Special Education Supervisor – Health Services
Nurses strive to assure all children have full participation in the educational programs which starts with attending daily, being well-rested, well-fed, and ready to learn. Our goal is that all children are successful in school.
Mumps has spread and health officials urge immunization. Please make sure all family members are current with MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) immunizations. State Law requires complete immunizations for school attendance. Those with incomplete immunizations records or exemptions for MMR will excluded from attending school by directions from the local health jurisdiction – if there is a confirmed case of the disease at a school site. The Washington State Department of Health reminds people across the state to take precautions to help stop the spread of mumps.
Emergency medications, Medication Authorization Form and Individual Health Plan must be at your student’s school by by the start time on the first day of school. This is required by state law and district policy.Read More
Starting in 2016-2017 school year, students in grades 9-12 are required by law to get two doses of chicken pox (varicella) vaccine.Read More
Washington State law (WAC 246-760) requires schools to conduct auditory and visual screenings of children each year.Read More
The new vaccine requirement will start in fall 2015 for students in 7th and 8th grades.Read More