Health

Tdap Booster

State law requires students entering 7th grade and beyond to show proof of Tdap vaccine booster, given after age 11. Make sure your child gets the Tdap vaccine booster before school starts.

  • School Immunization Requirements Chart
    Students entering school must get the required doses listed in this chart to be in compliance with immunization requirements. The requirements follow the national Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Immunization Schedule with requirements specified by grade level.
    Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS)
  • Before a child may attend a school or child care center, a parent must provide proof of the required immunizations or immunity using a medically verified Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) form, issued by your child's physician or obtained through MyIR.
  • Certificate of Exemption from Immunization Requirements
    Washington State Law allows parents or guardians to exempt their child from school immunization requirements. Exemptions may be claimed for religious or medical reasons.

Find more information about immunizations in the district website.

 

Health Room Staff

LWSD Health Services Specialist

STUDENT HEALTH FORMS

Health Room

The Health Room is staffed by a trained Health Room Assistant. How can the Assistant help your student?

The Health Room Assistant can help your student with:

  • Basic First-Aid (Band-Aides and Ice Packs).
  • Taking your child's temperature.
  • Calling home if your child is too sick to stay in school.
  • Administering life-saving and daily medications that have a current Medication Authorization Form on file at school, signed by your child's physician and a parent/legal guardian, and approved by our School Health Specialist.

The Health Room cannot provide:

  • Medication or cough drops, unless authorized by a physician on a district-provided form and brought to school by a parent/legal guardian. Please ask the Health Room Assistant for details regarding Medication Authorization Forms.
  • Extended supervision. If your child is too sick to stay in school, you will be called to pick up your student promptly.
  • Any clinic services. We cannot diagnose illnesses or treat injuries.

Wait, isn't there a nurse in the Health Room?

The short answer is No. Keturah Romer, RN, is our School Health Specialist.  The School Health Specialist provides case management services for students with life-threatening conditions, supports our school with immunization compliance, and collaborates with students, families and school staff to promote health and safety.  She shares her time between Rose Hill Middle School and Stella Schola, so she is typically not in our health room. The School Health Specialist does not diagnose illnesses or treat injuries. 

If your child has been diagnosed with a serious health condition, it is vital that you contact Nurse Romer. You can also call and leave a message for her at 425-936-2812, Ext 54780. She will work with you to develop a school health plan for your child.