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.
Carrie Lang, MSN, RN
Special Education Supervisor – Health Services
Reminder: One dose of Tdap vaccine is required by state law to attend middle school and high school. If you have not provided the Tdap immunization information to your middle school or high school student, please do so immediately.
Nurses strive to assure all children have full participation in the educational programs which starts with attending daily, being well-rested, well-fed, and ready to learn. Our goal is that all children are successful in school.
Mumps has spread and health officials urge immunization. Please make sure all family members are current with MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) immunizations. State Law requires complete immunizations for school attendance. Those with incomplete immunizations records or exemptions for MMR will excluded from attending school by directions from the local health jurisdiction – if there is a confirmed case of the disease at a school site. The Washington State Department of Health reminds people across the state to take precautions to help stop the spread of mumps.
Starting in 2016-2017 school year, students in grades 9-12 are required by law to get two doses of chicken pox (varicella) vaccine.Read More