SVSD Health Services Department
As a department, our focus is supporting student health and
academic success. We are committed to
contributing to a healthy and safe environment in which all students can learn.
Our staff is comprised of a supervising school nurse, an elementary lead school
nurse, several school nurses and health room assistants. We work closely with
students, their families and school staff to promote better health and greater
learning. Our team is responsible for mandated health screenings, immunization
compliance, assessment of student health needs, development and implementation
of required individual health/emergency plans, in-service training for school
staff, health education and other health related issues that are present in the
educational setting. Questions or concerns surrounding your child’s health are best addressed with your student's school nurse. Staff assignments and hyperlinks to the school nurses email can be found to the right.
Health Notifications for SVSD Families
New State Law
Allows Rub-on Sunscreen at School
As the weather improves, we are
happy to share that Washington State recently passed a law that allows students
to bring sunscreen to school and to self-apply it. Parents are welcomed
to take advantage of this opportunity to better protect their child’s health.
Please see the important directions below before sending sunscreen with
will apply the sunscreen to themselves. (School personnel are not required to assist
students in applying sunscreen.)
should instruct students not to share sunscreen with others, since many
people are allergic to paba, a common ingredient.
the student’s name on the sunscreen container with a permanent
ONLY rub-on sunscreen to school.
students do not have the coordination to effectively apply spray
sunscreen only on themselves.
sunscreens in crowded school settings are a recipe for getting sunscreen
in the eyes, mouths and noses of other students.
sunscreens are also particularly risky for students with asthma and other
of younger children are encouraged to apply sunscreen to their students