The Mount Baker School
District employs a certificated nurse who rotates between district
buildings. In the event you need to speak directly with the nurse, contact
the school where your child attends, the secretary will assist you.
We provide state
mandated annual vision and hearing screenings and referrals for students in
the following grades: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 7th. We also
provide screenings as needed for any child showing symptoms of possible loss
in auditory or visual acuity and for special programs health assessments.
Immediately upon registration
and when the state immunization requirements indicate, each student’s
parent/guardian must provide a signed certificate of immunization form
documenting full immunization, proof that a schedule of immunization has
begun or a signed certificate of exemption. Students may be exempted for
medical, philosophical or religious reasons. Contact District Nurse, for
more information and/or form @ 383-2012.
If a child requires
oral medication at school,
either over-the-counter or prescription medication,
a medication administration form must be filled out and signed by both
health care provider/dentist. For the safety of everyone, all medication
must be delivered to school by an adult and needs to be in its original
container. This is especially important information to remember if your
child should go on an overnight field trip or for other school activities.
Whatcom Alliance for Healthcare Access—WAHA
Whatcom Alliance for Healthcare Access
(WAHA) is a nonprofit
community service that partners with our school district to offer families
free, impartial information on state and commercial health insurance
programs. WAHA’s insurance counselors are available to help families look
at their options and complete state application forms. Call 788-6594 or
email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Participation in Athletics
participating in athletics are required to have a physical examination and
health insurance before participating in Washington Interscholastic
Activities Association (WIAA) programs.
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