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    Welcome to our School Nurse
    Posted on 11/12/2020

           Hello! from Your School Nurse, Jesse Havens! 

                       Jesse Havens, BS, RN

                       11650 Beacon Ave S.

                   Seattle, WA 98178

                        Phone: 206-252-6707

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     Welcome back to the school year! Your new nurse this year is Jesse Havens, BS, RN. Seattle school nurses are here to support students and families during remote learning and are working to prepare for a safe return to in-class education.

     

    Important Health Information for the New School Year 


     

    Immunizations Up to Date?

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    If you received a letter from Health Services about immunizations your child needs for school, please make sure your child receives the immunization(s) listed in the letter.  Send the immunization record to the school nurse or have your health care provider fax the record to the nurse. Immunization requirements can be found at this link.

     

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    Flu Shots Help Save Lives!

    Schedule a flu shot for your student and family members. Here’s how:

    ·       Visit a drive through clinic hosted by Seattle Visiting Nurses. Students and families are welcome!

    ·       Contact a School Based Health Center (students only)

     

    Be Covid Smart!

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    Know How to Limit the Spread of Covid-19 and Practice These Steps:

    ·       Avoid close contact with other people

    ·       Cover your nose and mouth with a mask when around other people

    ·       Wash your hands frequently

    ·       Keep hands away from your face

    ·       Stay 6 feet apart from other people

    ·       Cover sneezes and coughs

    ·       Use the Public Health SCAN program if you worry your child may have symptoms.

    Health Updates

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    Please report to the school nurse any health issue your child has that could impact safety and learning.

     

    To Complete the Annual Student Health Update form, either:

    ·       Visit PowerSchool online or

    ·       Complete a paper copy included in the back to school packet

    ·       You may also contact the school nurse, Jesse, directly by phone or e-mail. E-mail is preferred for the quickest response.

    ·       Phone: 206-252-6707, Email: jehavens@seattleschools.org

     

    Register Your Student for a School Based Health Center!

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    Your child can go to ANY School Based Health Center within the Seattle school district to receive health care (including immunizations).

     It’s free!  😊

    Locate a School Based Health Center near you using this link  or this interactive map to find the one closest to you.

    You may also contact nurse Jesse if you have any questions about finding the one closest to you and getting registered.   

     

     

    Medication Form

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    Prepare now for our return to school/ ask your health provider to complete the Authorization for Medications Taken at School if your child needs to take medication while at school.

    ·       Each medication requires its own form

    ·       Your health care provider must sign it

    ·       Parent/ guardian must also sign the form

     This is required for ALL medications.  

     

    Medication

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    When we are back in school all medications must be in their original container with a pharmacy label. Emergency medications must be in the building on or before the first day of school, when we return to in-person learning.

    *Check medication expiration dates! Try to get medications that that will last the entire school year.  

     

     

    Resources linked in this article:

     

    Immunization requirements: https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/news/what_s_new/student_vaccination_requirements

     

    Drive through Flu Clinics: https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/health_services/flu_clinics

     

    Public Health Scan Program for COVID-19: https://scanpublichealth.org/

     

    Annual Student Health Update: https://www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=18624#healthupdate

     

    List of King County School Based Health Centers Open During Remote Learning: https://kingcountyschoolhealth.com/2020/09/03/sbhcs-are-here-to-serve-you-during-remote-learning/

     

    Interactive map of King County School Based Health Centers:

    https://tableau.kingcounty.gov/t/Public/views/KingCountySchool-BasedHealthCenters/Dashboard1?iframeSizedToWindow=true&:embed=y&:showAppBanner=false&:display_count=no&:showVizHome=no&:origin=viz_share_link

     

    Medication Authorization Form: https://www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=18624#medications

    Any other questions?

    For anything else that may be health related, you may always contact your school nurse, or try visiting the Seattle Public Schools Health Services Webpage: 

    https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/health_services