Meet the School Nurse
Hello, my name is Melissa Teuton and I am the part-time nurse at Olympic Hills Elementary. I’m here to make sure that your student is safe and healthy while at school. My nursing experience includes twenty years working in surgical services. I am so excited to be part of the team that will help your child learn and grow. I am passionate about preventative health care.
Prepare for Your Student’s Health at School
Washington state law requires that school staff and parents plan together for the safe care of their child throughout the school day.
Please inform me if your child:
- Has a health issue that could impact their safety and learning at school.
Examples could include: Seizures, diabetes, asthma, life-threatening allergic reaction, cancer treatment, anemia, and others.
- Needs to take any type of medication during the school day, even if it’s temporary. Authorization for Medications Taken at School (multiple languages)
- Needs a treatment at school, such as: G-tube feeding, insulin calculation, clean urinary catheterization, suctioning, nebulizer, dressing change, and others. Authorization for Treatments and Procedures to be Performed at School
Flu Shots Given In the Fall
Protect yourself and your community from the flu. SPS partners with Seattle Visiting Nurse Association to provide annual flu shots to students (ages 4 and older), staff and community members.
Most forms of insurance (including Apple Health and Medicaid) and cash or check are accepted.
To attend school students must present a Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS). Our district requires that immunization information on the CIS comes from a medical provider. WA State Immunization laws state that the student is:
- Fully immunized or
- Be in process of getting immunized
- Has a completed Certificate of Exemption
As of July 28, 2019, Personal exemptions are no longer accepted in Washington State for the measles-MMR vaccine. Students who were previously in compliance with a Certificate of Exemption for MMR will now be listed as out of compliance with state law.
You can obtain a copy of your own or your child’s (under age 18) immunization record located in the Washington Immunization Information System (WAIIS) Instructions here .
Are you looking for your student's out-of-state immunization records? Click here to contact the IIS in your state
Students can receive immunizations through their school-based health center or at a school-based health center located nearby. King County School Health
Other Immunization Resources
School-Based Health Center (SBHC)
Students have access to additional health services through the school-based health center located at this or a nearby school.
These services are paid for through generous tax payer support of the Seattle Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Plan
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.
King County School Health
- SPS Health Services
- CareDox Parent Portal
- Authorization for Release of Records
- “Is My Child Too Sick to Go to School?”
- Home Hospital Instruction
- Nutrition Services
- Family Support
Melissa Teuton, RN, BSN
Confidential Fax: 206-413-2201
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Alternating Thursdays and Fridays
7:25 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
13018 20th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125