Ridgecrest School Nurse
Phone: (206) 393-4276
Fax: (206) 393-4193
Joan Forbush, RN Tues-Fri
Stacey Chesnut, RN BSN Mondays
Is My Child Too Sick For School?
Please keep your student home with any of the following symptoms, which may mean that the illness is contagious:
-Fever above 100 degrees (must be fever free 72 hours without medication before returning to school)
-Unexplained vomiting or diarrhea (must be vomit or diarrhea free for 24 hours before returning to school)
-Severe Sore throat, especially if combined with fever or swollen neck glands
-Heavy nasal congestion or frequent incessant cough - unable to control secretions
-Diagnosis of contagious virus or infection
-Reddened eyes with thick drainage
-Rashes unrelated to heat or known non-contagious causes
-Unusual fatigue, paleness, lack of appetite, confusion, or irritability
Also consider whether your student feels well enough to function comfortably at school.
Please see District website for updated COVID related guidelines
Medications at school
In order for your child to take medicines at school, we must have a Permission to Administer Medications Form on file. Please note that cough drops and Over-the-Counter or prescription lotions are considered medications.
Forms must be signed by physician and parent and returned to the nurse office with the medication by the parent.
If your student is able to self-administer their own medication, a Permission to Self-Administer Medication form must still be signed by physician and parent and given to nurse to keep on file.
Forms can be found under the FORMS page of this website.
or download from the following link:
All required vaccines with proof of immunization (or valid exemption) must be on file prior to attending school. More information regarding immunizations is available under the HEALTH SERVICES page of this website. In addition, requirements and guidelines can be viewed on the Department of Health Website at DOH.Wa.gov . Please call nurse with any immunization questions.