The District Nurses help manage chronic conditions for students with health issues such as diabetes, seizures, food allergies, etc. For these students, they often develop School Health Plans. The District Nurses provide training to support staff required to implement the health plans and provide the annual mandatory medical training to all staff. Our nurses also monitor communicable diseases, immunization and dental screening status of students, and participate in special education teams.
Many of the daily minor health issues (bumps, sniffles, tummy aches, etc.) are taken care of by the School Secretaries and/or Administrative Assistants in the school office. A “health room” is available at each school office, where students can rest and recover and/or await their parent/guardian pick-up if the student is unwell. The School Secretaries/Administrative Assistants can call the Nurses or 911 for further assistance, as needed.
Once a year, the District Nurses assist the Oregon Lions Club in providing free vision screening to ALL elementary students. Screening results are sent home if there are any issues identified and a copy of the results stays in their confidential student file. If you would like to opt out of this screening, please contact your school office.
We care about the health of our students. Our student-centered approach to care works in partnership with students and families, the school, and the school community to address student's needs to improve student health and learning. Please contact us if you have any questions about health issues regarding your child.
Please see the link below for health policies and forms.
COVID-19 Guidance Changes
With the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency in May, we have changed our COVID-19 protocols in response to information shared by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE). Per the newest guidelines, school districts must handle COVID-19 like other communicable diseases. That means individuals should refrain from going to school or work while feeling ill until they have been fever-free for 24 hours and their symptoms are improving. Cases of COVID-19 are no longer a reportable disease to schools.