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    Prepare for Your Student’s Health at School

    Washington state law requires that school staff and parents plan together for the safe care of their child throughout the school day.

    • Health issues: Please report any health issue your child has that could impact safety and learning at school to the school nurse. You can contact the nurse directly by phone or e-mail. Or fill out the online student verification form (September 1-30) or through the Annual Student Health Update paper form. Examples include: Seizures, diabetes, asthma, life-threatening allergic reaction, cancer treatment, and anemia.

    • Medication at school: If your child needs to take any type of medication during the school day, even if it’s temporary, a medication form must be completed by the child’s health care provider and signed by parent. Authorization for Medications Taken at School (multiple languages)

    • Medical treatments at school: If your child needs a treatment at school, such as: G-tube feeding, insulin calculation, clean urinary catheterization, suctioning, nebulizer, dressing change, and others please have the health care provider complete the treatment form. Authorization for Treatments and Procedures to be Performed at School

     


    Fall Flu Shots

    Protect yourself and your community from the flu. Seattle Visiting Nurse Association will provide your annual flu shot to students (ages 4 and older), staff and community members.
    Most forms of insurance (including Apple Health and Medicaid) and cash or check are accepted. Visit the SPS Flu Clinics page for dates/times for a clinic near you.
    Students who are enrolled in their school-based health center can also get the flu shot. Visit the King County School Health website for a listing of locations.

     


    Immunization Information

    To attend school students must present a signed Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS). Our district requires that immunization information on the CIS comes from a medical provider. WA State Immunization laws state that the student is in compliance if they are:

    • Fully immunized or
    • In process of getting immunized
    • Has a completed Certificate of Exemption

    As of July 28, 2019, personal exemptions are no longer accepted in Washington State for the measles-MMR vaccine. Students who were previously in compliance with a Certificate of Exemption for MMR are now listed as out of compliance with state law.

    You can obtain a copy of your own or your child’s (under age 18) immunization record located in the Washington Immunization Information System (WAIIS).

    Visit www.myIR.net to keep up-to-date with past immunizations, get reminders for your family’s future immunizations, and even print your own official records.

    Students can receive immunizations through their school-based health center or at a school-based health center located nearby. King County School Health

    Other Immunization Resources:

    At Arbor Heights, our school nurse is on-site two days per week.  

    If your child requires care for an injury or sickness during the school day, they will go to the school office where our school nurse, nurse's office assistant, or one of the front office staff will assess their condition and provide the appropriate care.  If it's determined we need to send your child home, you will be called to pick up your child at school.  If we can not reach you, we will contact one of your emergency contacts.  A temperature of 100.5 degrees or more is an immediate reason to call parents.

    If your child has special health needs, it's important we have that information including the medical treatment taking place.  Keeping us up-to-date with health changes throughout the year is especially important if it's changed since the beginning of the school year when you completed the health section of your child's Online Data Verification Form.  Please inform Ms. Ravitsky immediately if your child has or experiences one of the following:

    * any chronic or acute illnesses
    * a new medication or change in medication dosage
    * been exposed to a communicable disease such as a strep throat infection, chicken pox, or conjunctivitis
    * a life-threatening or new allergy
    * a serious injury requiring hospitalization, or a diagnosed head concussion
    * an injury requiring casting, sutures, a splint, or mobility assistance of crutches or wheelchair
    vision or hearing difficulties 

    Our school nurse is available to assist and give counsel to parents regarding any health concerns.

    Other Resources

    District Health Services Forms

    Contact: 

    Jessica Ravitsky, MS, BSN RN
    jaravitsky@seattleschools.org
    phone: 206-252-9257 
    fax: 206-743-3104

    Tuesday & Thursday
    7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Friday
    12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.