Health Services

The Puyallup School District Health Services team believes that optimal health is essential for maximum utilization of educational opportunities; therefore, the health status of the child bears a direct relationship to the quality of his or her educational achievement.  We provide a student-centered, collaborative approach to learning and health in partnership with students' families and the school community that will propel us towards our goal of supporting student health and academic success by contributing to a healthy and safe school environment.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update:
We remain committed to keeping our families informed as your health and well-being are our top concern. The Puyallup School District continues to be in communication with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department and the Washington State Department of Health.  The WSDOH is the lead agency in providing school districts with direction on how to manage public health responses.

"The Washington State Department of Health's guidance continues to only recommend that travelers stay home, away from others, and monitor their health for 14 days. The new guidance only recommends staying home for travelers arriving in the U.S. AFTER February 2, 2020 at 2pm. Family members or other close contacts of these travelers who are asymptomatic can continue with their daily routines."

Any changes in guidance will be immediately communicated to our families.  As a District we will continue to clean surfaces daily at all buildings. This includes cleaning and disinfecting tables/counters, toilets/sink fixtures, soap/paper dispensers, doorknobs, exit devises, etc. As with the regular flu, if students or staff experience fever, they should stay home from school. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states the risk is "low" for the general American public. We ask that you help keep our schools safe for everyone by sharing accurate information with your children and fellow community members.

For more information and resources on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit Washington State Department of Health or the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.



The CDC provides key facts about the Seasonal Flu Vaccine. 

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm


Washington Department of Health provides information on Norovirus. 

http://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/IllnessandDisease/Norovirus



​Mumps Information

Mumps is a very contagious illness that causes swelling of the saliva glands in front of the ear, pain in jaw/neck area, fever, headache and tiredness. Occasionally, mumps can also affect other organs, including the testicles, ovaries, and (rarely) the brain. Vaccination with the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine can help prevent mumps.

In the event of a mumps outbreak within a school, students and staff that do not have proof of immunity or vaccination may risk being excluded from school. To assist with ensuring that the educational process is undisturbed and that the community is well protected against the spread of the disease, the MultiCare Immunization Clinic located in South Hill Mall is now staffed to provide adult MMR vaccinations. The Immunization Clinic is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm and offers a discounted rate of $60. 

When more people are vaccinated, it helps to prevent or reduce the severity of illness in our community. For more information on mumps, please visit the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department website at www.tpchd.org. If you have questions or concerns, you may call them at (253) 798-6410.

 

 

 

Dr. Glenn Malone
Chief Assessment & Accountability Officer


Emily Powell, RN
 
Health Services Coordinator


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