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Kristine Olson, LPN is our Health Room Professional. She may be reached at 360.802.7497 or via email at kristine_olson@enumclaw.wednet.edu.

For information on Meningococcal disease, Human Papilloma Virus and other health related items not listed below, visit our Health and Wellness section at http://www.enumclaw.wednet.edu/departments/health/default.aspx.

 

Health related student forms are located in our district website's Health and Wellness section at http://www.enumclaw.wednet.edu/departments/health/forms.aspx.

 

There are occasional free clinics in the area for children to receive their immunizations. If your child or someone you know needs to up-date his or her shots, please contact our nurse in the Health Room at 360.802.7497 for upcoming clinics.

 

Enumclaw Youth & Family Services provides free dental care to children, adults, and the elderly for any low income adult or child with no dental insurance, no access to dental care, and/or no means to pay for care. Patients are assessed for urgent needs and appointments are scheduled based on need for fillings, extractions, and referrals for more extensive care.

The goal is to provide more preventative care, such as cleanings in the future. Enumclaw Youth & Family Services provides dental service every second Thursday of the month in the Chamber of Commerce parking lot on Cole St. If you know any students and/or parents who need to be seen by a dentist and cannot afford care, please have them contact Laurel Bailey at 360.615.5653 to schedule an appointment.

 

New Chickenpox Vaccine Requirement for 7th - 8th grade

Starting in school year 2015-2016, all students in 7th and 8th grade are required by law to get two doses of chickenpox (or varicella) vaccine. Until now, Washington State has only required students in Kindergarten through 6th grade to have two doses of the vaccine. If your student already got the vaccine or had chickenpox, then he or she will not need to get the vaccine.

Please do one of the following:

  • Get one or two doses of chickenpox vaccine before the start of school, OR
  • Get a blood test to check for immunity to the disease, OR
  • Get a letter or signature on the Certificate of Immunization Status from a licensed healthcare provider to verify that your student had chickenpox disease in the past, OR
  • Get a Certificate of Exemption signed by your licensed healthcare provider.

Chicken Pox (varicella) ~ Sixth graders must have this vaccination prior to the start of the school year. In addition, if a student is 11 years old and his/her last DT or Td was before 2005, a new dose of T-dap is required before school starts.

Beginning July 31, 2011 all exemptions requested for immunization compliance will be required to have a physician's signature. This includes personal, medical or religious reasons. Certificates of Exemption can be obtained in the Health Room or Attendance Office.

Reminders:
A note from the parent for a student illness or injury will be accepted for three days only for limited PE activity. If your child receives an injury that requires them to miss PE, we must have a doctor's note excusing them from their PE class.

If your student is to receive over the counter medications or prescription medications during school hours, we are required by the State of Washington "WAC" rules to have an "Authorization of Medication Form" signed by both the prescribing doctor and parent. All medication must be in its original container and signed in by the student's parent or guardian with appropriate documentation. These forms will be available in the TMMS Health Room on the first day of school.

 

Making it easier for families to get the help they need.

Is your child covered by medical insurance? If not, you are not alone. Washington has a variety of reduced cost and free health insurance programs for eligible families. The ParentHelp123.org, program of WithinReach, helps Washington State families apply for health and food programs online, and locate resources in their local communities. The website has health information for pregnant women, parents of new babies, and families with children. WithinReach developed this website to make it easier for families to get the help they need. For more information, visit http://www.parenthelp123.org/ or call 1.800.322.2588.