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    Services

    Student Health Services are designed to help children be ready to learn. 

    Vision and hearing screening is provided to K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th graders each Fall.

    Home instruction may be available for students confined to home due to illness for over 20 school days.

    First aid is routinely provided for minor injuries. In case of serious injury or illness, parents are notified immediately.  

    If a child should be restricted in physical activities for health reasons, has hearing or vision loss, or chronic medical conditions, please make the school is aware of your child’s situation and needs at the start of each school year. 

    If a child is ill with a fever, please keep the child at home for 24 hours until fever free without the use of fever reducing medication. Read more about When to Stay Home.

    Our school nurse, Joan McDonagh, can be reached directly at 206-252-1697 or by email: jemcdonagh@seattleschools.org

    Medication

    Seattle Public Schools policy on medications include the following:
    • All medications including over the counter medications should have written orders from a physician detailing the name of the drug, dosage, and time interval for administration are required. A district required form is available in the office.
    • Medication must not require independent judgment by school personnel.
    • All medication must be given to the nurse or school secretary.
    • Please contact the school nurse regarding medication. The nurse will provide instructions to the appropriate school staff and inform them of potential benefits and side effects of the drug being administered.