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    Welcome to the health section of the website. In the Pateros School District, we value the health and fitness of all our students and staff.

    Heidi Desimone, RN is our district’s nurse. Our school health program aims to assess student health needs and develop care plans, while connecting students and 
    their families to health resources in the community.

     

    Student Health Conditions

    Students with potentially life-threatening health conditions require an Emergency Care Plan (ECP) to be in place before they may attend school. If your student has any of the following conditions, please stop by the school office to pick up a form or print from the list below and bring a completed copy to the school office. 

    Links
    Click here for a calendar

    The following forms provide the school with important information to help us serve your child’s individual health needs.

    Asthma History (pdf)
    Seizure History (pdf)
    Bee-Insect Allergy History (pdf)
    Food Allergy History (pdf)
    Diet Prescription for Meals (pdf) (for health care provider to complete)
    Heart Condition History (pdf)

    If your student is new to our district and has diabetes, please contact the school nurse as soon as possible.

    Medications at School

    According to state law, students may receive medications at school under very specific conditions. School personnel are unable to give your child medication until the requirements listed here are met. The school will need a medication authorization form. For students with asthma, a special form is needed.

    Communicable Diseases

    When an outbreak of a communicable disease (such as pertussis, hepatitis A, etc.) occurs among staff or students in the school district, the school nurse consults with the Okanogan County Public Health to identify the exact extent of the illness, inform parents of the potential for illness, and assist in the prevention of further spread of the illness. Okanogan County Public Health takes the lead in any situation which might impact the health of the community. Read more about Communicable Diseases (pdf).

    Immunizations

    Washington state requires immunizations for school attendance. The requirements for each grade level can be found here: www.doh.wa.gov/cfh/Immunize/schools/vaccine.htm

    Parents are asked to fill out a Certificate of Immunization Status when they register their child for school. When your student receives additional immunizations, please ask your doctor’s office to fax a copy of the record to school. Certificate of Immunization Status

    School registration and attendance are contingent upon either adequate immunization or a parent signed exemption. If you are choosing to exempt your student from the required immunization schedule, please complete and return this form to school. Certificate of Exemption (pdf)

    Schools are required to present to parents information on the meningococcal and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. HPV & Meningococcal Vaccines (pdf)ashington state requires immunizations for school attendance. The requirements for each grade level can be found here: www.doh.wa.gov/cfh/Immunize/schools/vaccine.htm

     

    Parents are asked to fill out a Certificate of Immunization Status when they register their child for school. When your student receives additional immunizations, please ask your doctor’s office to fax a copy of the record to school. Certificate of Immunization Status

     

    Health Screening—Vision and Hearing

    • Students in grades K, 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7 are screened yearly
    • A referral form is sent to parents for students who do not pass. The referral indicates the screen results. with recommendations for follow up.
    • Students may be referred to their school nurse for individual screening by a parent or teacher.
    • Students should be examined by an eye professional at least every two years during school age regardless of the school vision screen results.
    • Parents needing community assistance for professional eye examination may contact the school nurse.

     

    Scoliosis screening will no longer be conducted at school after changes made in the legislature in 2009. If you have and concerns about your student’s back, take them for an assessment to your health care provider.

    How You Can Help

    Student health information forms are required to be completed by parents each year. In addition, keep your school nurse updated on your student’s health status, such as surgeries, medications, illnesses/diseases, new diagnoses or other conditions that may affect your student’s school performance.

     
     

     Other links

    Okanogan County Public Health

    Infectious Disease Control Guide for School Staff (pdf)

    Center for Disease Control: Seasonal Flu www.cdc.gov/flu

    Head lice

    Insurance

    Want help with insurance for your student? There is a Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) office at Room One in Twisp to assist you. The phone is 997-1350. www.dshs.wa.gov

    Other links

    Okanogan County Public HealthInfectious Disease Control Guide for School Staff (pdf)

    Center for Disease Control: H1N1 Flu

Last Modified on March 10, 2016