Talk to the staff from International Community Health Services (ICHS) and the Highland Middle School Health Center and they have a lot of powerful stories despite that the health center is only in its third year of operation. Staff and health practitioners give students access to care, but they also help to teach students to advocate for themselves.Read More
If you have not dropped off your student’s 2019-20 life-saving medications and/or orders to your school nurse, you can drop them off this summer at the school district central office.Read More
King County has updated their Measles case and exposure location listings. We currently do not have any cases of measles reported in the Bellevue School District. We are urging families to monitor their children for signs of measles.Read More
Every day school nurses in Bellevue School District take care of our students. Here are some amazing facts you might not know about this dedicated group of staff.Read More
Medical orders and unexpired medications will be collected now for the 2019-20 school year.Read More
Each year 5th grade classroom teachers instruct students on the topics of Family, Life and Sexual Health (FLASH) and HIV/AIDS. This year the Bellevue School District will hold two District Family Information Sessions to inform parents/guardians of their child’s upcoming health unit in fifth grade.Read More
The shortage of epinephrine autoinjectors which started last spring has continued to impact families getting ready for the start of the school year. Mylan’s brand EpiPen are having manufacturing delays, and brands from Impax Laboratories are having manufacturing issues. Kaleo’s AUVI-Q brand is not in short supply, and is readily available. We recommend that parents/guardians work with their healthcare provider and insurance companies to determine all options available. You can also reach out to the companies at the information provided below, as they may be able to support you by finding local pharmacies with medication in stock, or provide coupons to support the purchase of their brand:
Impax Laboratories 877-99-Impax (46729) option 2
Kaleo 877-30-AUVIQ (28847)
Mylan 800-RXMYLAN (796-9526)
We will be accepting life-saving medications, doctor’s orders, and signed Individual Health Plans over the summer. If you wish to turn in your new paperwork or medications over the summer when your school’s office is closed, you may turn it in to the Educational Service Center (ESC) at 12111 NE 1st St., Bellevue, WA 98006 to the Special Education office on the 3rd floor. The hours for the ESC are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm, all summer long.
On May 4, 2017, Governor Inslee signed Substitute Senate Bill 5404 which took effect immediately. A new section was added to the medication in school law (RCW 28A.210.260) that allows students to have FDA-approved topical sunscreen at school without a prescription from a licensed health care professional.