Health Services

We work in partnership with families and communities to ensure all students are heathy, safe and ready to learn.

Please contact your child's school nurse to discuss any health condition that would keep them from fully participating in their educational experience and/or may require support during the school day.

Contact your school nurse

Update Your Student's Health History

Keeping your school up to date to on your student’s health history is essential for our nurses to provide the care your student needs. Complete a health history form if your child has changes to medications or a new medical diagnosis.

Select your preferred language from the list below. A new window will open with an Informed K12 form so you can enter your information and submit the form digitally. 

Immunizations & Vaccinations

Check your student's vaccination record or contact your health care provider to make sure your student has received their required vaccines to attend school.

Learn more about school vaccination requirements

Medications at School

If your student needs medications or treatments at school, we require complete orders from their health care provider. Your School Nurse may also need your collaboration on a health care plan.
Orders and health care plans are good for the full school year, unless changes occur. You will then be asked to obtain updated orders and may need to review and sign a new health care plan.
Orders and Health Care Plans require annual renewal.
 

Contact Us

Shallae Hobbs, MN, RN, NCSN Administrator
253-571-1124
shobbs1@tacoma.k12.wa.us

Contact your school nurse

We can all help prevent suicide. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline) at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741).

When should students stay home from school?

Help keep students and staff safe by limiting the spread of infectious illnesses and keeping your child home from school when they are sick. 

  • If they are too sick to participate in normal activities
  • If they need a level of care or observation not manageable at school
  • If they create an unhealthy or unsafe environment for others

Use the guides below from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department to help decide when your child needs to stay home from school and which illnesses require them to stay home from school.

Common Health Concerns

Find information, guidance and resources for common health concerns.

Health Services provides equitable health services to all students enhancing student wellness and academic success, through nursing services, staff support, health education, health promotion and community referral.