Your school health team supports student learning by helping students and staff to stay as healthy as possible during the school day.
Ann Zapf, RN, BSN: Nurse Ann works at Chautauqua Elementary and McMurray Middle School. Ann can be reached at (206) 463-8599 or cell (206) 473-1929.
Sarah Day, RN, BSN: Nurse Sarah works at McMurray Middle and Vashon Island High School. Sarah can be reached at (206) 463-8600 or cell (206) 445-8362.
Elizabeth Parrish, Health Room Assistant: Elizabeth works part-time for the district in the McMurray and Vashon High School health rooms.
Illness guidelines/Returning to school after illness:
To enroll your child for school, a signed Certificate of Immunization (CIS) downloaded from the Washington State Department of Health Immunization Registry (called MyIR) is required. To print your child's immunization certificate from the WA State Immunization Registry, contact your health care provider, the school nurse or go to: https://wa.myir.net/
If a CIS isn't available online, please sign a blank CIS and attach copies of medically verified immunizations from your health care provider. https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/Pubs/348-013_CertificateImmunizationStatusForm20-21.pdf
If the parent/guardian chooses not to immunize for any or all of the required immunizations, a Certificate of Exemption (signed by parent and Health Care Provider) is also required.
When your child enters 7th grade, a Tdap (whooping cough) booster shot is required.
Recommended but not required immunizations
§ Chicken Pox (Varicella)
Per Washington State Law, Health Care Provider orders, medications and/or supplies must be in place no later than the first day of school. Parents must meet with the district nurse to establish a plan of care before school begins (preferably 2 weeks in advance).
· Severe Allergy:
Low Cost or Free Health Insurance- Apple Health
· Vision: If you cannot afford a vision exam or glasses for your child, please contact the school nurse
· Head Lice – Evidence based links
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