Here are some things our school nurse wants to share with families to keep you healthy and well this school year. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our nurse Christina Lajoie by email (linked) or call her at 206.631.5509.
1. Immunization Compliance before any child can attend in person classes.
For the 2020–21 School Year and K–12 Programs Only
- State laws and rules require compliance with immunization requirements on or before the first day of attendance at school. The purpose of the state immunization requirement is to protect the health of the public and individuals against certain vaccine-preventable diseases.
- Students must be in compliance when they are back on campus for any reason, including small group learning or extracurricular activities.
2. We are moving into flu season, COVID and Flu together can prove to be a strain on our health.
DOH launched the first phase of the Knock Out Flu: Think of It as Essential statewide media campaign on Sept. 14 to encourage everyone six months and older to get their flu vaccine. This year is more important than ever due to the dual threat of both COVID-19 and flu co-circulating. There is increased concern over potential stress on our health care system and resources from both illnesses hitting at the same time.
The campaign will run through March 2021 and has three messaging phases:
The priority audiences for the campaign are adults 65 and older, people with underlying health conditions, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
3. Please send notice that all medical documentation and any accompanying emergency medication to be sent to the school. Email, mailing or faxing the school is fine with Attn: school nurse.
Documents still need to be in as they are disseminated throughout the school and need time to analyze or revise any issues before we go hybrid.