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    Nurse's Corner
    Posted on 09/01/2020

    Hello! from Your School Nurse, Melissa Teuton

     

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    Email: meteuton@seattleschools.org  *  Nurse Phone: 206-413-2200  *  Nurse Fax: 206-413-2201Olympic Hills Office Telephone: 206-363-3717

     

     

    Welcome to all Olympic Hills students 2020-21!  My name is Melissa Teuton, your school nurse. My job is to support your student’s health and learning this year--especially during these challenging times.

    As we begin this extraordinary start to the new school year, please know that Seattle school nurses have been working behind the scenes to prepare for a safe return to in-class education and strategizing to support students and families during remote learning. I already miss the hustle and bustle of the students whose energy and enthusiasm are infectious. And there is that word: infectious. 

    A close up of a flower Description automatically generatedThe COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the importance health safety. This year at Olympic Hills, health and safety is our highest priority. During remote learning, I will be reaching out to check in with students who have a health concern and to connect with students and families who may need extra support. Please let me know if you would like to hear from me. I can speak to you on the phone or through online platforms.

    I can answer questions you may have about COVID-19 and guide you to community-based supports. A wide variety of resources can be found at King County Health. You can access free COVID-19 screening through the Public Health SCAN program. Use the code SCANKIDS as a quick way to bypass the daily limits for testing.

     

    To prepare for a healthy and safe 2020-21 school year, please provide updated health and medication information on your child as soon as possible. Please complete the Annual Student Health Update form either online or in PowerSchool (Sept 1-30), by the paper copy in the first day packet or by letting me  know by email/phone. 

     

    During this time of remote learning one of the most important things you can do is to make sure your student’s immunizations are up to date. Schedule a flu shot for your student and family members. Those two things will help keep you and our community healthy. 

     


    Immunizations Up to Date?

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    If you received a letter from Health Services requesting information about immunizations, please make sure that your child has completed the immunization(s) listed and send documentation of the immunization to the school nurse. NOTE: The personal exemption for measles is no longer allowed. For school attendance, students must have proof of measles immunization. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons are still allowed.

    Immunizations are mandated by state law to help keep your child and our community safe and healthy.

    Health Updates

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    Please report any health issue your child has that could impact safety and learning at school to the school nurse. You can contact the nurse directly by phone or e-mail. Or fill out the online student verification form in PowerSchool (September 1-30) or online (Annual Student Health Update).

    Medication Form

    Complete theAuthorization for Medications Taken at School(multiple languages),one for each medication, signed by you AND your health care provider. This is required for ALL medications. It would be great to have this in place now, so when we return to in-person learning, all you need to do is bring in the medication.

     

    Medication

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    Emergency medications may be brought in when in-person learning resumes.

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    Know How to Limit the Spread of Covid-19 and Practice These Steps:

    • Avoid close contact with other people
    • Cover your nose and mouth with a mask when around other people
    • Wash your hands frequently
    • Keep hands away from your face
    • Stay 6 feet apart from other people
    • Cover sneezes and coughs

    Neighborcare Health

    Register Your Student for the Neighborcare School Based Health Center!Find out more & register here!