Your school health team supports student learning by helping students and staff to stay as healthy as possible during the school day.
Nurse Fax Line: 206-463-6698
Brandi Greenidge, RN, BSN - (206) 463-8599 or cell (206) 473-1929
Elizabeth Hilliard, RN, BSN - (206) 463-8600 or cell (206) 639-7921
Amy Nielsen, Health Office Manager - (206) 463-8669
To enroll your child for school, a signed Certificate of Immunization (CIS) downloaded from the Washington State Department of Health Immunization Registry (WAIIS) is required. To print your child's immunization certificate from the WA State Immunization Registry, go to wa.myir.net, or contact your healthcare provider.
If a CIS isn't available online, please sign a blank CIS form (located here) and attach copies of medically verified immunizations from your healthcare provider.
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 required.
Please contact the school nurse for further assistance if you are unable to obtain immunization records.
Required Immunizations for School
When your child enters 7th grade, a Tdap (whooping cough) booster shot is required.
Recommended but not required immunizations
- Enterovirus D68
- Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
- Chicken Pox (Varicella)
- Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
- Strep Throat
- Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
- Head Lice 101 (English) (Espanol)
- Lice Treatment & Combing video
- CDC Head Lice
- Additional Head Lice Evidence-based Links
- VISD Head Lice Procedure:
If live head lice are found on a child’s head during the school day, the family will be notified and the child will remain at school for the remainder of the day. The child can return to school once the head lice have been treated and there are no remaining live lice on the head. The child should check in with the school nurse upon arrival back to school. After each treatment, checking the hair and combing with a nit comb to remove nits and lice every 2-3 days may decrease the chance of self-reinfestation. Continue to check for 2–3 weeks to be sure all lice and nits are gone, per the CDC
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 two weeks in advance).
- Severe Anaphylaxis Allergy
- Food Allergy Management and Education (FAME) Manual
- CDC Food Allergy Guide
- Moderate to Severe Asthma
- Seizure Disorder
Health Providers and Information
- Low Cost or Free Health Insurance - Apple Health
- King County Public Health Access and Outreach
- Neighborcare Student Health Clinic (at VHS)
- SeaMar Clinic
- Low cost Dental Clinics
- Vision: If you cannot afford a vision exam or glasses for your child, please contact the school nurse.
- American Academy of Pediatrics Website for Parents
- Center for Disease Control
- Public Health – Seattle and King County
- Seattle Children’s Medical Center