Lake Washington School District (LWSD) was accepted today into the League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of forward-thinking K-12 school districts organized by Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization with the mission to accelerate innovation in education and improve the opportunity to learn for all through technology and research.
EpiPen Notice: Life-Threatening Allergies
Please be aware of the continued shortage of EpiPen’s in Washington state. If your child requires epinephrine due to a life-threatening allergy, secure the medication as soon as possible for the 2019-20 school year. We do not want to interrupt the learning environment due to missing required medications and forms.
Contact your pharmacist and health care provider with any questions regarding your child’s medication.
The manufacturer of EpiPen, Mylan, may also be able to help you locate medication. The manufacturer’s phone number is 1-800-796-9526.
Reminder: Health Plans for the 2019-20 school year are DUE by August 26.
Please have the completed forms and any medications or equipment brought to the school your child will be attending in the fall as soon as possible after August 22 and NO LATER THAN AUGUST 26. Some time is needed to complete the nursing care plan and train/distribute to staff members who must be aware of your child’s health plan.
Children with life-threatening conditions such as severe bee sting allergies, severe food allergies, EpiPen prescriptions, severe asthma, diabetes, severe seizures or other serious illnesses, that may require medical services at school, are required to have a medication or a treatment order and a care plan in place before starting school. A life-threatening condition is defined as a health condition that will put a child in danger of death during the school day if a medication or treatment order and nursing plan are not in place.
We want our school to be a safe and healthy place for your child to attend. State Law mandates that we must be prepared to handle an emergency that could arise on the first day of school. Thank you in advance for your help in this matter and adherence to this deadline.
Reminder: One dose of Tdap vaccine is required by state law to attend middle school and high school. If you have not provided the Tdap immunization information to your middle school or high school student, please do so immediately. View LWSD immunization information.
Committed to the health and wellness of our students
Lake Washington School District is committed to the health and wellness of our students. Each school has a registered nurse available to provide a range of services. At the beginning of each year nurses collect student health information to plan for needs during the school day.
School nurses strive to ensure all students can fully participate in educational programs. This starts with daily attendance and includes being well-rested, well-fed, and ready to learn. Our goal is for all students to be successful in school.
Lake Washington School District (LWSD) nurses practice professional nursing and provide school health services designed to:
- Promote health and safety
- Intervene with actual and potential problems
- Provide education and case management services
- Actively collaborate with students, families, communities, school staff and district employees
Names and contact information for the nurse at each school are listed below.
You can contact the nurse at your child’s school by calling the main office.
|Blackwell||Claire Goveia and Trish Simpson|
|Carson Elementary & Preschool||Lisa Dermody|
|Dickinson Elementary & Preschool||TBD|
|Emerson K-12||Annette Fechenbach|
|McAuliffe Elementary & Learning Center||Claire Goveia and Trish Simpson|
|Rosa Parks||Elaine Sheppard|
|Rose Hill||Trish Simpson and Allison Terwilliger|
|Twain||Trish Simpson and Allison Terwilliger|
|Eastlake High School||Jennifer Swisa|
|Emerson High School and Emerson K-12||Annette Fechenbach|
|Evergreen Middle School||TBD|
|Finn Hill Middle School||Karen Walker|
|Inglewood Middle School||Lisa Dermody|
|International Community School||Jennie Harkestad|
|Juanita High School||TBD|
|Kamiakin Middle School||Stacey Jones|
|Kirkland Middle School||Trish Simpson and Allison Terwilliger|
|Lake Washington High School||Keturah Romer|
|Northstar Middle School||Annette Fechenbach|
|Redmond High School||Sally Alfred|
|Redmond Middle School||Caerissa Fawkes|
|Rose Hill Middle School||Gretchen Paulovich|
|Stella Schola||Gretchen Paulovich|
|Tesla STEM High School||Nancy Johnson|
|Timberline Middle School||June Link|
|Transition Academy - Kirkland||Marika Brady|
|Transition Academy - Redmond||Marika Brady|