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    Meet Your School Nurse

    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. 

    The 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.

    Visit the Nurse's Corner for more helpful information from your School Nurse Melissa Teuton.


    Prepare for Your Student’s Health at School

    Washington state law requires that school staff and parents/guardians plan together for the safe care of their child throughout the school day.

    Health Issues

    Please report any health issue your child has that could impact safety and learning at school to the school nurse.

    To report an issue, you can contact the nurse directly by phone or email, fill out the online student verification form on The Source (September 1-30), or fill out the Annual Student Health Update paper form (on the district Health Services Forms page).

    Examples include: Seizures, diabetes, asthma, life-threatening allergic reaction, cancer treatment, and anemia.

    Medication at School

    If a student needs to take any type of medication during the school day, even if it is temporary, an Authorization for Medications Taken at School form (on the Health Services Forms page) must be completed by the student's health care provider and signed by the parent/guardian.

    Medical Treatments at School

    If a student needs a treatment at school, such as: G-tube feeding, insulin calculation, clean urinary catheterization, suctioning, nebulizer, dressing change, and others please have the student's health care provider complete the Authorization for Treatments and Procedures to be Performed at School form (on the Health Services Forms page).

    Fall Flu Shots

    Protect yourself and your community from the flu. Students (ages 4 and older), staff, and community members can get their annual flu shot at one of the flu shot clinics. Visit the SPS Flu Shot Clinics page for dates/times and to find a clinic near you.

    Most forms of insurance (including Apple Health and Medicaid) and cash or check are accepted.

    Students who are enrolled in their school-based health center can also get the flu shot. Visit the King County School Health website for a listing of locations.

    Immunization Resources

    Contact Information

    Melissa Teuton BSN RN 

    Email: meteuton@seattleschools.org
    Phone: 206) 413-2207
    Confidential Fax: 206) 743-3156

    Hours: TBA

     

    Additional Resources

    For information about head lice, how to know when your child is too sick for school, and more, please visit the SPS Health Services Additional Resources page.

    School-Based Health Center (SBHC)

    List of King County School-Based Health Centers

    Students have access to additional health services through the school-based health center located at this or a nearby school.

    Services are available to all students, regardless of their ability to pay. Your insurance may be billed.

    Services include immunizations, sports physicals, prescriptions, reproductive healthcare, mental health counseling, lab tests, and nutrition counseling.

    Families must enroll their student to receive most services. Students can enroll themselves for confidential health services.