Arbor Heights School Nurse
Following updated guidance from Public Health — Seattle & King County, students with COVID symptoms should stay home until:
- They receive a negative COVID-19 test AND
- 24 hours after a fever has resolved (without fever-reducing medication) AND
- Other symptoms have improved.
- OR if an alternative diagnosis has been provided to us by a health care provider, please follow the provider’s directions and isolate, per the condition diagnosed (whichever isolation is longer).
We can test your student at Arbor Heights with a PCR test. The turnaround time is 24–72 hours. Please get in touch with Nicole Watters at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a test through our vendor, Curative.
If your student tests positive for COVID-19, keep your student home, contact us, and forward the COVID test result to email@example.com.
Feel free to reach out with any questions.
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.
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 email.
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)
School health rooms do not keep medications on hand for general use. Medications must be supplied to the school by the parents/guardians for their student’s individual needs. All medications must be brought to school in their original container/box with prescription label attached (if it’s a prescription medication) in order to be administered.
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
School-Based Health Centers
Students have access to additional health services through the school-based health center located at this or a nearby school.
Services are available to all students, regardless of their ability to pay. Your insurance may be billed and this program is also supported by the Seattle Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Plan.
Services include immunizations, sports physicals, prescriptions, reproductive healthcare, mental health counseling, lab tests, and nutrition counseling.
Families must enroll their student to receive most services. Students can enroll themselves for confidential health services.
When to Keep Your Student Home
- COVID-19 When to Keep your SPS Student Home
- COVID-like symptoms take priority over symptoms from “Is My Child Too Sick to Go to School?” guidelines
- “Is My Child Too Sick to Go to School?” (English)