Immunizations: Make sure your child's immunizations are up to date for entry into school each year and in accordance with Washington State Law.
Good Nutrition: It is essential to start every day with a well balanced breakfast. A healthy snack after school is terrific. Avoid sugary treats and drinks.
Sleep: Pediatricians strongly recommend a minimum of 8-10 hours of sleep a night. We all perform better with more sleep.
Teeth: Good oral hygiene goes a long way to good health. A dental checkup is ideal prior to the start of school. The dentist can begin to determine early cavities and also the possible need for braces later on.
Vision: A thorough checkup by an ophthalmologist is vital in determining any eye muscle weakness or other concerns regarding vision impairment. Good vision is essential for reading and other aspects of learning.
Illness: Hand washing is the BEST way to prevent the spread of colds, the flu, germs and bacteria that cause illnesses. Never underestimate the value of soap and water!
If Your Student Is Ill:
Students that are ill should not be sent to school. Students with a fever (100.0F or greater) or obvious signs of illness (such as nausea, vomiting or diarrhea) must stay at home until their temperature is normal (98.6F without medication for 24 hours) and/or until all other symptoms subside.
If a student becomes ill and/or injured during the school day, parents will be contacted to pick them up. Students will be transported to the hospital by ambulance in the event of an emergency. Parents will be notified as soon as possible. Please be certain that you inform the school nurse anytime there is a change in the telephone numbers (home/work/cell).
Please note: Certain medical conditions (i.e. potentially life threatening conditions, diabetes, allergies) and medications may require consultation with the school nurse prior to the start of the school year.