Welcome to Health Services
Health Services function as an integral part of the academic environment. The Marysville Health Service Team includes Registered Nurses and Health Room Assistants. The nurse provides expertise to identify, assess, plan, implement and evaluate the health needs of the student and community. Our team role is to provide a quality program of safe, effective, delivery of care and establish a balance promoting optimum health and wellness for educational success.
School Health Forms
- Administration of Over-the-Counter and Prescription Medication at School
- Medication to be Taken by Student Independently
- Vision Screening 2018 Parent Letter 2018
Need Immunization records for your student?
Access your family's immunization information and Certificate of Immunization form through the Department of Health website MyIR. You will need to set up an account to access the information. You can also call or email DOH office WAIISRecords@doh.wa.gov or 1-866-397-0337.
Too Sick for School
We coordinate with the Snohomish Health District in protecting children from certain symptoms of communicable diseases. If your child has any of these symptoms, please keep them home, or make appropriate child care arrangements.
- APPEARANCE, BEHAVIOR – unusually tired, pale, lack of appetite, difficult to wake, or irritable. This is sufficient reason to keep a child home from school.
- EYES – red with thick green or yellow drainage may indicate a bacterial conjunctivitis.
- FEVER – child should remain home with TEMPERATURE OF 100 DEGREES Fahrenheit or higher. Child must be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine. Greenish nose discharge, and/or chronic cough – should be seen by a health care provider.
- SORE THROAT – especially with fever or rash. Children with possible strep throat should be seen by their provider.
- DIARRHEA – watery stools in past 24 hour period especially if the child acts or looks ill.
- VOMITING – within the past 24 hours.
- RASH – body rash, especially with fever or itching.
- EAR PAIN– student with drainage/pain/fever need to be seen by a health care provider. Student does not need to be excluded unless discomfort interrupts the learning process. Untreated ear infections can cause permanent hearing loss.
- LICE – If your child has head lice please contact your health room to discuss treatment.
- SCABIES – Children with scabies may be admitted back to school 24 hours after treatment begins.
- ANTIBIOTICS –If your child has an illness that requires antibiotics, please check with your provider as to when the child may return to school.
Bringing a child to school with the above symptoms puts other children and staff at risk of getting sick. While we regret any inconvenience this may cause, in the long run this means less illness and fewer lost workdays for parents.
Home Vs. Hospital
The increase in flu hospitalizations is impacting local hospital and EMS services in Snohomish County. However, those generally in good health will recover without needing a visit to a healthcare provider.
Things to remember if you or a loved one are sick:
- Please stay home
- If you leave the house wear a facemask
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the sleeve of your elbow
- Drink plenty of fluids and rest
- Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer
- Do not return to work or school until your fever is gone for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine like acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin)
When to call your health care provider:
- If you are pregnant
- If you have a medical condition (cancer, blood disorder or chronic illnesses)
- Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
- Severe or persistent vomiting
Warning signs that may need urgent medical attention include:
- Fast breathing or trouble breathing
- Bluish skin color or lips (call 911 immediately)
- Unable to drink or keep liquids down
- Confusion or can’t wake up
- Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
- Fever in an infant under 3 months old
Flu and Influenza
It is Flu season, and not too late to get vaccinated! Check with your doctor’s office, medical clinic, or a local pharmacy to get the Influenza vaccine.
The Flu virus is spread from person to person through droplets, or contaminated surfaces. People infected with the flu can spread the flu to someone else before symptoms develop and up to 5-7 days after becoming sick.
If you or your child has the Flu: it is important to protect the health of others by covering your cough, frequent hand washing, and staying home away from crowds when your are ill.
When reporting your child’s school absence, please specify their symptoms as we report these specifics to the Snohomish Health district for disease surveillance.
Further information is available at:
Snohomish County Influenza Surveillance Reports
Click HERE for more information and weekly reports from the Snohomish County Health District on flu activity in the County.
Snohomish County Health District
Information and updates about health related issues can be found at the Snohomish Health District website Snohomish Health District
Norovirus is a very contagious virus sometimes mistakenly called stomach flu.
You can get norovirus from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces.
Norovirus spreads easily and rapidly — especially in schools, child care settings, and assisted living facilities.
The Snohomish Health District follows up on cases of gastrointestinal illnesses like norovirus when they might be part of a larger outbreak. If you think you got sick after eating in a restaurant, from well water or another water supply, please the Health Department.
Snohomish Health District also will send out letters to notify parents in the case of outbreaks in schools or child care settings.
- A sudden onset of illness, usually 24–48 hours after exposure
- Vomiting and nausea
- Diarrhea and stomach cramps
- Headaches, chills, a lowgrade fever, muscle aches, and tirednes
- Symptoms lasting for 1 to 2 days
- The virus can be serious, especially for young children or older adults.
Preventing the Spread of Norovirus
There are no specific drugs or vaccines to treat or prevent norovirus. Taking the following precautions will help prevent the spread of the infection:
- Wash hands after using the bathroom
- Don't prepare food for others while sick you can easily spread the virus
- Keep children with symptoms home from school or child care and notify your child care provider of the illness
- Take care in the kitchen, including washing fruits and vegetables thoroughly
- Clean and disinfect contaminated surfaces with a solution of bleach and water
- Wash all clothes and linens soiled by vomit or fecal matter immediately
All schools are asked to report absenteeism of 10 percent and greater. Norovirus is not necessarily a reportable condition unless multiple incidences.
Marysville School District staff utilize the above preventative measures.