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.

MIDDLE SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS    
                    Are your kids ready for school? 

Department of Health Immunization Requirements 

  • Tdap -  To receive this vaccine the student must be 11 years of age. All students not 11 years of age by the beginning of school will need to have the vaccination within 30 days of their birthday. After receiving the updated vaccination from your health care provider, notify the school nurse of the dates by emailing ostendorft@issaquah.wednet.edu   
  • Varicella - All 6-12th graders must have 2 doses of varicella vaccine or healthcare provider verified disease.  Parent reported history of disease is no longer accepted. 
  • MMR - In May 2019, the Washington State Legislature passed a bill that removes the personal and philosophical option to exempt children from the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine required for school and child care entry.  The bill took effect July 28, 2019 and applies to public and private schools and child cares. The law removes the option for a personal/philosophical exemption to the MMR vaccine requirement for schools and child cares. It also requires employees and volunteers at child care centers to provide immunization records indicating they have received the MMR vaccine or proof of immunity.
                                                                               

               Vaccinations for School 2019-20                            

                          

Holiday Gift Barn Collection  

This program, run by the Issaquah Food Bank, collects gifts, toys, clothing, and other items for families in our community who need help during the holidays. Collection days for the new and unwrapped gifts to be brought to the office between November 28th and December 4th. 

Vision and Hearing Screening for all 7th graders is scheduled for

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Starting in 2017-18 -  begins the implementation of the State Law - WAC 246-760. The major change includes the requirement for 'near vision' screening in schools for students K-3 as well as 5th and 7th grade students.  If you are interested in volunteering to assist with the screening contact the PTA Vision and Hearing coordinator.

  

CLUBS & SPORTS at PCMS 

  •  Games club - Co-Advisor - Held Mondays after school in room 2109

  • Cross Country - 7/8 Girls Fall 2019
  • Girls Jamboree Basketball Winter 2019
  • Girls Track