Lake Washington School District is committed to the health and wellness of our students. Each school has a registered nurse available to provide a range of services. At the beginning of each year nurses collect student health information to plan for needs during the school day.
School nurses strive to ensure all students can fully participate in educational programs. This starts with daily attendance and includes being well-rested, well-fed, and ready to learn. Our goal is for all students to be successful in school.
The Health Room is staffed by a trained Health Room Assistant, Ms. Kim Vining. 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.
- Headaches (we can provide rest in a quiet environment, water and an ice pack).
- Calling home if your child is too sick to stay in school.
- Administering life-saving and daily medications that have a current medication authorization forms on file at school, signed by your child's physician and a parent/legal guardian, and approved by our School Health Specialist.
- Support for diabetic care and the management of chronic health conditions, as set forth by a Physician and School Health Specialist's approved Individual Health Care Plan.
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.
Contact our Health room assistant Kim Vining firstname.lastname@example.org
Wait, isn't there a nurse in the Health Room?
The short answer is No. Annette Fechenbach, 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 Audubon Elementary,Franklin Elementary, Emerson High school,Emerson K-12 and NorthStar Middle school, so she is typically not in our health room. The School Health Specialist does not diagnose illnesses or treat injuries.
Lake Washington School District is committed to the health and wellness of our students. Each school has health room staff and a health specialist available to provide a range of services. Our goal is for all students to be successful in school.