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Health Services

We are committed to ensuring a safe and healthy environment for all learners. Our staff of dedicated certificated registered school nurses, RNs, LPNs, and other support staff are experts in student health in the educational environment.  Please refer to the health guidelines for more information on when to keep your child home if they are sick.  

What We Do - Nurses work with students, families, and school staff to ensure that all children participate fully in our schools' educational programs. This begins with daily attendance, being well-rested, well-fed, and ready to learn. Our goal is that all children are successful in school. Please call your child's school nurse if you have any questions about your child's health at school. 

School nurses serve all students enrolled in Steilacoom Historical School District. The nurse's role is to ensure that students receive required screenings, are compliant with immunization laws, have required individual health plans (IHPs) in place. and school staff are trained on the essential and individual needs of students with chronic health conditions. They support a positive safe school climate, assist the school team in disability accommodations, provide direct nursing care, delegate safe medication administration to school staff, and participate in school health education.

In accordance with Washington State Law, districts must make information available on Meningococcal and Human Papillomavirus diseases to parents or guardians of all students entering Grades 6-12. The information can be found on the Washington State Department of Health website Q&A about HPV and HPV Vaccine 

Health Services Staff

Director of Special Education
Kari Terjeson

Health Services Coordinator
Emily Hofbauer, RN, BSN

Anderson Island
Dana Ballou

Emily Harlee, LPN

Chloe Clark 
Deborah French, LPN

Saltars Point
Brianne Giovannini, LPN

Pioneer Middle School
Marcelle McGraw, LPN

Steilacoom High School
Angela Burgess, LPN