Health Services

decorative pictureA registered nurse oversees the health of students and provides the following services:

  • Vision and hearing screening grades K,1,2,3, 5 and 7.
  • Student health assessments as requested by staff or parents.
  • Assessment and first aid for serious illnesses and injuries occurring during school.
  • Appropriate followup for above-mentioned conditions-parental contact or activation of 911 services if needed.
  • Supervision of medication administration at each school.
  • Develop and oversee healthcare plans for students with life-threatening or chronic health conditions.

When should you keep your child home? When might your child be sent home?

  • Temperature of 100 degrees (F) or more.
  • Vomiting or diarrhea.
  • Pink eye (until treated for 24 hours).
  • Strep throat (until treated for 24 hours and student feels well enough).
  • Lice or lice eggs*
  • Scabies (until treated).
  • Constant, disruptive cough.
  • Chicken pox or other communicable disease.
  • Injury or illness that needs further medical evaluation/treatment.

Call your school about your child's health if:

  • He or she is absent because of illness or injury.
  • Your student must take medicine at school (see handbook).
  • Your child has one of the following communicable diseases: whooping cough, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, bacterial meningitis.
  • Your child has head lice or scabies.
  • Your child has a medical condition or injury that will or may affect his school day, or about which the staff or nurse should be aware.

If you have special health concerns, or to make an appointment with the district nurse, please call (360) 793-9841 ext. 1516

Emergency Preparations, Response & Recovery Plan for Pandemic Flu

*It is advisable to check your child's head for head lice every Friday so that you can treat over the weekend. For more information, call your school.

All health issues and/or concerns regarding your child
are treated confidentially.

Please contact the at (360)793-9800, for more information.

HB 1322 And Scoliosis Screening
On April 9, 2009, Governor Gregoire signed house bill 1322, effectively rescinding the law (WAC 246-762) that requires school districts to provide scoliosis screening. As a result,Sultan School District will no longer routinely screen all 5th, 7th, and 9th grade students for spinal deformity.
This screening should now be performed by your child's health care provider, during regularly scheduled physical exams, and it is (or should be) included in a sports physical. If you are concerned that your student may have scoliosis, but don't have a health care provider, contact the district nurse at 360-793-9801 ext.115 for recommendations and/or a private screening.