Health & Physical Needs

Physical Exam & Immunizations

Students are required to have current immunizations. Up to date and current immunization records must be provided for students to be enrolled. University Place students must present evidence of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Tetanus. If you have questions about immunizations, please check with the school nurse at your primary school.

Students who do not have immunizations in compliance with State law WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM SCHOOL. STUDENTS WILL NOT BE PUT ON A CLASS LIST UNTIL UPDATED IMMUNIZATION RECORDS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.

Illness

In the event your child is seriously injured or becomes ill at school, we will call the parent, guardian or the person listed on the student emergency card. If we are unable to reach someone, the students will be retained in the health room or, if the medical situation is serious, the student will be transported to the hospital by the 911 team. For your child"s protection as well as other children in school, please keep students home for 24 hours after a fever has returned to normal.

Health Room Procedures

A trained Health Paraprofessional is present every day in our health room. Upon request, an on-call district nurse is available. We request that students follow the following procedures if they wish to be seen in our Health Room.
- Students must report to class at the beginning of the school day. Students should not go directly to the health room unless there is a serious emergency.
- All students must have a pass to enter the Health Room.
- All students must log in at the Health Center.
- Minor first aid supplies are available in each classroom.
A district nurse or health para will gladly answer your questions. Our goal is to provide for the health and safety of all students!

Medication

If it becomes necessary for a student to take any form of medication at school, according to state law, the following must be on file in the health room:
- A written statement by the child"s physician identifying the medication, dosage, length of prescription, and written parent authorization for the school to administer this medication.
- All medication, with the dosage and the physician"s name, must be brought to school IN THE PRESCRIPTION BOTTLE BY AN ADULT. School staff may not administer any medications - even pain relievers - unless provided by, and authorized by the parent and physician.
- IT IS AGAINST STATE LAW FOR STUDENTS TO HAVE ANY MEDICATION ON THEIR PERSON WHILE AT SCHOOL, INCLUDING PAIN RELIEVERS. Students may be suspended from school for this, especially for distribution to others.