NEWS FROM THE NURSE
Welcome to Renton School District. Below are tips to help your child have a healthy school experience.
Notify the office if your child has any health condition so the school nurse can plan for care.
Life Threatening Conditions – Notify the office if your child has a life-threatening condition such as a severe allergy to food or bee stings, asthma, diabetes, seizures, cardiac. The State of Washington requires medication, treatment orders, and a health care plan in place before a student may begin school. School nurses train staff about student health concerns.
- Schedule an appointment with your child’s healthcare provider.
- If you are a previous Renton School District student and received forms from your school nurse, review, update and sign the parent/guardian section. All others see web site below for blank forms.
- Bring the forms to your child’s medical appointment and ask the healthcare provider to complete the medication order(s)
MEDICATION AT SCHOOL
Administration of all prescription and over-the-counter medications requires a medication authorization form that must be completed by your child’s health care provider and signed by a parent/guardian. Medication must be unexpired, in its original container and labeled with the student’s name. See forms at web page link below.
ILL OR INJURED STUDENTS
The school nurse and office staff trained in First Aid/CPR care for ill and injured students.
The school health room is for temporary care only. As soon as possible, an authorized adult must pick up students for: injury, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, or coughing that interferes with learning.
Fill out your child’s emergency information completely and notify the office of any changes in your telephone numbers.
Discuss pick-up plans with your emergency contacts so they will know your expectations if you are unavailable.
READINESS TO LEARN
Help promote readiness to learn by encouraging your child to:
- Wash hands before eating, after using the toilet, blowing nose, coughing or sneezing
- Cover coughs with a sleeve, not the hands
- Get enough sleep. Middle School Students need about 8-9 hours a night.
- Eat a healthy diet and eat breakfast every day to prevent low blood sugar symptoms by 9:00am.
- Wear clothing appropriate for the weather.
- School nurse helps facilitate access to community resources such as healthcare providers, health insurance, counseling, and clothing, food banks, special healthcare related transportation, etc.