School Nursing is:

School nursing, a specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential.

  Adopted by the NASN Board of Directors February 2017.

Health Room Updates
  • When to alert the health room!

    Please be sure to let the Nurse know when your student has been hospitalized or see in the ER.  That way, we can discuss a safe return to school and modify any activity that may present a barrier to healing.  It is important for the Nurse t...
    • 1 Feb 2019
  • Winter ICKIES!

    Please do yourself and your peers a favor and keep sick kids home.  We have experienced a high volume of kids going home that should not have been here at all this week.  Those are kids that tell their parent that they don't feel well in th...
    • 1 Feb 2019
  • Measles Information

    We do have reported cases of MEASLES in King County as of this week.  What that means for your family... Pay attention to news reports about your community about Measles spread Be vigilant with your own families symptoms of illness check in wit...
    • 25 Jan 2019
  • Nosebleed "season"

    It is 'Nosebleed Season' Fortunately, while nosebleeds in children can seem dramatic, they’re not usually serious. Here are the most common causes of nosebleeds in kids, the best ways to treat them, and what you can do to help prevent them from...
    • 4 Jan 2019
  • Stay HOME if signs of illness present

    Please pay attention to the physical symptoms of your kids while getting ready for school, eating breakfast, waiting for the bus, riding to school.  We usually hear that they "haven't felt good all morning" when kids vomit at school or have feve...
    • 27 Nov 2018

    CDC recommends three actions to fight flu   The first and most important step is to get a flu vaccination each year. If you get sick with flu, take prescription antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them. Early treatment is especially impor...
    • 19 Nov 2018

    I bet that got your attention!  Its not a word we shout out much!  And sometimes we are even shy to use it, especially when we are in it.  I want to share some resources about this topic to help guide you and your kids in this area.&nb...
    • 26 Sep 2018
  • LICE and other goodies to start the year!

    Head lice is a fact of life and is common in children, especially if they went to sleep-away camp, or attend sleepovers.  Parents should be regularly checking their children’s head for signs of head lice and teaching their kids not to shar...
    • 13 Sep 2018

    As the year winds down, we do still need to adhere to the guidelines for keeping sick kids at home to avoid spread and worsening of sickness.  You can also do your family a HUGE favor by sticking to the old basics!   Even though the d...
    • 7 Jun 2018
  • LICE

    Lice rears it ugly little head at various intervals throughout the year.  I know we tend to get very itchy about this, but in all other industrialized countries around the globe, this is really not a big deal at all and is  treated as a wel...
    • 18 May 2018
  • Dirty ears!!!!

    We have experienced a higher than normal volume of kids complaining of ear pain in the health room and upon observation, it appears that lots of kids have VERY DIRTY EARS!! I have seen a large amount of brown waxy buildup that is visible to the...
    • 12 Mar 2018
  • Kinder Registration Tips

    Its that time of year again!  Time to round-up all the fresh-faced kinders and get them registered for next year!  I will be entering all of the vaccination schedules into our Skyward system for compliance.  As you now, it is required ...
    • 1 Mar 2018

    We have seen a lot of kids returning to school to soon after the flu or other viral illness that are going around.  If your student has been home sick, please be sure that they are well enough to sustain a day at school prior to their return.&nb...
    • 30 Jan 2018
  • Flu Activity

    Flu is in full swing in our area.  Please be sure to safeguard yourself with all the precautions.  Get plenty of slep, wash hands regularly, stay home when sick and eat healthy foods to build up that immune system!  If we all work toge...
    • 5 Jan 2018
  • FLU update

    CDC Influenza Division produces a weekly surveillance report, FLUView.  According to this week's report (Nov 26-Dec 2), seasonal influenza activity is increasing in the US.  Lousianna, Mississippi, and South Carolina experienced high influe...
    • 8 Dec 2017
  • FLU update

    CDC Influenza Division produces a weekly surveillance report, FLUView.  According to this week's report (Nov 26-Dec 2), seasonal influenza activity is increasing in the US.  Lousianna, Mississippi, and South Carolina experienced high influe...
    • 8 Dec 2017
  • Stop the FLU before it stops YOU!

    Is your family protected from the flu? The first and most important thing you can do to protect yourself, your children, and your community from the flu is to get vaccinated! Influenza (the flu) is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs. It causeā€¦
    • 1 Dec 2017
  • Vision and Hearing results

    We completed the all-school screening in October, however, I am still in the process of screening the absent students from those days.  Once I have completd these screenings, then if your student was found to need a referral, you will recieve an...
    • 21 Nov 2017
  • Holiday Gift Barn, weekend power packs and food for the break

    If you have a need and would like to participate in any or all of these programs, be sure to grab a brochure from the lobby at IVE, ask the nurse, counselor or secretary and we will help you get signed up!   Dont miss these great opportunities f...
    • 17 Nov 2017

    Please see the attachde PDF for a lunch for the break registration sheet.  These are also available in the IVE entry on the wall already printed. Let me know if there is any way that I can help you with this information!
    • 6 Nov 2017
  • Medications at School

    ALL medications that your child may need during the day need to be ordered by a Provider and dispensed from the Health Room.  This includes ALL medications, whether OTC or prescribed.  There are no exceptions.  If your child needs to h...
    • 2 Nov 2017
  • Vision and Hearing October 19 & 20

    Issaquah Valley Elementary School will conduct vision and hearing screening on Thursday, October 19th and Friday, October 20th. If your child wears glasses please make sure he/she brings their glasses on October 19 and 20 for the screening.
    • 12 Oct 2017
  • Flu Shots!!!

    Flu vaccine is available at no cost for all children 6 months through 18 years of age in Washington State.  There may be a fee to administer the shot, but it must be excused for families who are unable to afford it.  For help finding an imm...
    • 6 Oct 2017