General Health Information

  • Everett School District's Health Services Department is strongly committed to student health and well-being. We strive for a comprehensive school health program, that promotes student success. This is increasingly important as more and more students are attending school with severe and life-threatening medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, food allergies, seizures, injuries, and birth defects. The School Nurse serves as the health professional for the school community and provides a variety of services that support student learning.

    Is My Child Too Sick for School? 

    Because we care about protecting students, staff and families from contagious diseases, our health services team has identified symptoms that may indicate your child is sick. Follow the link here to help determine when you should keep your child home from school.

    My child needs medication at school, what do I need to do?

    Under normal circumstances, prescribed or non-prescribed medication should be dispensed before and /or after school hours under the supervision of the parent or guardian. If a student has a valid health reason which makes medication administration during the hours when school is in session, or the hours in which a student is under the supervision of school officials, the parent/guardian must follow Policy 3416 & 3416P. Follow the link here to determine the next steps.

    To access forms needed for medication administration at school follow the link to Medication Forms.

    Does your child have a life-threatening health condition?

    A life-threatening condition is defined as a health condition that will put the child in danger of death during the school day if a medication or treatment order and a nursing plan are not in place. Life-threatening conditions may include a severe food allergy,a severe bee sting allergy, asthma, diabetes, seizures or a cardiac condition.

    If your child has a life-threatening health condition, certain requirements must be met before your child can attend school. For information regarding these requirements please follow the link here.

    Does your child have special dietary need?

    Federal law and USDA regulation require nutrition programs to make reasonable modifications to accommodate children with disabilities, which can include allergies and digestive conditions, but does not include personal diet preferences. 

    For more information about requesting special dietary need for your child follow the link here.

    Health Screening

    Washington State law (WAC 246-760) requires schools to conduct auditory and visual screenings of children yearly. Vision screening is completed for all students grades K-5 & 7 and hearing screening for all students grades Kindergarten-3, 5 & 7 annually. Hearing screenings are completed by the district's audiologist and vision screenings are completed by the district Registered school nurses. Parents/guardian are notified by mail if their student does not pass the screening(s). If your child is not scheduled to be screened this year, you may request a screening by contacting your child's school's health room at anytime throughout the school year. If for some reason you do not wish your student to be screened, please contact the health room.