Health Information

The school nurse at Gregory Heights is here two days each week, or when called for emergencies. Please notify the school of any health concerns that could affect your child's education. Please update your child's information by sharing information on the student system and/or the emergency card/medical information should any changes occur. It is important that emergency contact information is kept current. 

Please notify the school nurse or office immediately if your child has any kind of medical condition. State law requires that students with health concerns have a health plan in place. Please notify the school immediately if your child has been diagnosed by a physician with a communicable disease, such as chicken pox, head lice, mumps, flu, scabies, scarlet fever, measles, hepatitis, fifth disease, whooping cough, etc. 

Illness/Injury 

It is important that parents provide and keep current telephone numbers and other information for your child at all times, particularly in case of illness or injury. If you move or change any contact information, please notify us or make the changes using the parent portal. The school staff is trained to administer first aid for minor injuries.

If a student becomes ill, emergency contacts will be notified immediately to take the child home. In case of an emergency or accident, involving serious injury, 911 will be called; parents/guardians will be notified as soon as possible. 

Medications 

By state law, no medication may be taken at school without a signed authorization form from the doctor. This includes aspirin, cough syrup or drops, eye drops, antibiotics, inhalers, or any over-the-counter medications.

Requirements are: 

  • Washington State Medication Authorization Form must be completed and signed by the physician and parent or guardian.
  • Medication needs to have a current prescription label that matches the authorization form; over-the-counter medications must be in the original container.
  • Parent or guardian must bring in the medication to the office with the appropriate form which includes the name of the medication, and the time and amount to be dispensed.
  • All medications will be kept in the health room and must be administered in the office by an employee with medication training or a nurse. No medications may be in a student's possession while at school, unless approved by the school nurse.

Immunizations

For the protection of your child, Washington State Law requires that we have a Certificate of Immunizations Status (CIS) on file for each student. This certificate must be presented at the time the student is registered for school. These forms and current immunization guidelines are available in the school office. If your child's records show that immunizations are needed, the school nurse will contact you. All immunizations are the parent/guardian responsibility.