Welcome to the Hood Canal Health Room
Lindsey Allwine, RN
Health Room Superheroes: Theresa Gleason and Mary Cagle (Monday-Friday)
The WHO, CDC, HHS, OSHA, L&I, DOH, and Public Health all agree on the COVID-19 basics:
- Stay home when sick,
- Practice good hygiene - wash your hands and frequently used surfaces,
- Watch your distance (6 feet minimum),
- Wear your face covering,
- Avoid settings where you cannot do these things.
Life Threatening Health Conditions: Many students have health conditions such as bee sting or peanut allergies, severe asthma, diabetes, seizures, or heart conditions that may cause a life-threatening emergency during the school day. These students must have a plan including medication and/or treatment orders in place prior to the first day that they will attend school. Please contact the health room for the necessary forms or information.
Are your kids ready for school? To attend school in Washington, students must show that they are fully immunized, or file an exemption signed by a healthcare provider with the school district. Make sure that your children are up-to-date on their immunizations for their age and provide the front office with any updates to boosters or TDaP doses (6th and 7th graders).
Reminder about Medications: All medications that need to be given at school, including prescription and over-the-counter medications must be accompanied by an Authorization for Administration of Medication at School form. The form must be signed by both the parent and the healthcare provider before any medication will be given at school. Authorization forms need to be updated at the start of each new school year. Forms can be obtained on our website or by calling the Health Room.
Emergency Contact Information: Please keep yours and your emergency contact’s information up-to-date with the front office. It is extremely important that we have a way to reach you!
When Should I Keep My Child Home?
The most important thing you can do to prevent illness is for you and your child to wash yours hands often with soap and warm water. Remember to keep the school updated with new phone numbers, email addresses, and emergency contacts in case your child becomes ill at school. Any student with the following symptoms must stay home.
- Fever over 100 *F orally or temporally? Temperature must remain normal below 99.6*F degrees for 72 hours without any fever-reducing medication before returning to school
- Sore Throat accompanied by fever, headache, stomachache, or swollen glands.
- Vomiting or multiple episodes of feeling nauseous over 24 hours
- Diarrhea – students should remain at home 24 hours
- Eye Drainage or Discharge – crusty, bright red, or discharging yellow or green fluid
- Nasal Discharge – yellow or green nasal mucous accompanied by signs of an upper respiratory infection
- Cough – persistent coughing not related to allergies producing mucous or phlegm
- Rash not associated with eczema or an allergic reaction