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School Nurses

School Nurses

Meeting The Needs Of Every Child

Four certified registered nurses are on duty in our schools daily, serving more than 5,000 students. Nursing services include screening for vision and hearing, emergency care, first aid, consultations with parents and staff, and classroom education. Nurses also manage medication administration and formulate health plans for students with health concerns.

Since the health status of a student bears a direct relationship to their ability to derive a positive educational experience, it is important to communicate any health issues or concerns with the school nurse as they arise. For students with life-threatening conditions, please make sure an individual health plan is on file.

In the event of a student health emergency, the parents or guardians will be called immediately. It is strongly advised that parents update their emergency contact information several times during the school year.

In the event of a serious student injury or illness at school, we initiate the following:

  1. The primary home phone number is called.
  2. If no response, the parents' work numbers are called.
  3. If no response, the emergency contact is called.
  4. If no response, the child may be transported by ambulance to the hospital.

Infectious Disease Policy 

A school principal or school nurse has the authority to send an ill child home without the concurrence of the local health officer. Students with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will be sent home. Students who have vomited at school may also be sent home. In order to return to school, the student must be free from fever and vomiting for 24 hours without the assistance of fever-reducing medication. If the disease is reportable, the local health officer must be notified. The local health officer is the primary resource in the identification and control of infectious diseases in the community and school. The local health officer, in consultation with the superintendent, can take whatever action is deemed necessary to control or eliminate the spread of disease, including closing a school.

Vision And Hearing Screening

Vision and hearing screening will be conducted in grades K-3, as well as Grades 5 and 7. Students in other grades will be screened at the request of the parent or teacher. Your cooperation in following through on recommendations will help your child to a healthier, happier school experience.

Special Education Screening

We have special programs for children who may have sensory, learning, motor, communication, emotional, and/or health difficulties needing academic support. If you suspect that your child (age birth-21) may have a disability, please contact our Special Programs Office at 360.279.5047.

Trina Coe, Office Support

Registered Nurses

Hillcrest Elementary
North Whidbey Middle School
Oak Harbor Virtual Academy
Rhonda Coker, MSN, RN
Joyce Davilla, LPN
Christie Tieger, LPN

Broad View Elementary
Oak Harbor High School
Midway High School
Transportation
Taylor Little, MSN, RN
Matthew Helm, LPN

Crescent Harbor Elementary
Oak Harbor Intermediate
Jennifer Wutzke, BSN, RN
Casey Sluyter, LPN

Oak Harbor Elementary
Olympic View Elementary
Hand-in-Hand ELC
HomeConnection
Robbin White, RN, BSN, MEd
Joyce Davilla, LPN

Common Health Conditions

Influenza & RSV
Head Lice Treatment
MRSA

Resources

Poison Control Center
800.222.1222

Whidbey Health
360.678.5151

Island County Public Health

Washington State Health Plan Finder