West Valley School District provides nursing staff to assist with the care and oversight of our students’ health. Our nursing staff maintain student health records, manage medical and emergency care plans for students, and ensure compliance with all health and safety requirements from the Yakima Health District. If your student has a serious health condition or requires medication of special accommodation, please contact our nursing staff to prepare the proper documentation and guidance. Check our staff directory for a full list of our nursing staff, or scroll down to the bottom of this page. All medical forms are available in our Resource Library.

Immunizations

In order to safeguard the school community from the spread of certain communicable diseases and in recognition that prevention is a means of combating the spread of the disease, Washington State Law (RCW28.A31.118) and West Valley School District Policy 3415, require that your child be properly immunized in order to attend school.

As of August 1, 2020, before a child may attend school, families must provide proof of the required immunizations or immunity. Students who are behind on required immunizations will need to be in compliance before scheduled in-person learning begins.

It is important for families to check (via the link below) their student’s status. Please look at the different options on the forms below of how to provide the schools with the necessary requirements.

Parents and guardians can view their children’s immunizations online and print a pre-populated Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) at http://wa.myir.net/

If you are not sure if your child is up to date with their immunizations, please contact your doctor’s office.

If your child is out of compliance, they will not be allowed to enter school until they meet state requirements or can show proof of initiating a schedule of immunization.

Meningococcal and HPV

In accordance with District Policy and Washington State Law, the West Valley School District must make information available on Meningococcal and Human Papillomavirus diseases to parents or guardians of all students entering Grades 6-12. Please refer to our resource Library to learn more about these diseases and prevention.

Students with Life-Threatening Conditions

Washington State Law (RCW 28A.210.320) and West Valley School District Policy 3415 require that schools must have an emergency care plan in place for every child who has a life-threatening condition.

This allows the school to be prepared to help a student if there is an emergency due to his or her medical condition.

If a student has asthma or a severe allergy which requires emergency medication, such as an inhaler or Epipen, an emergency care plan must be completed. Other examples of life-threatening conditions that require an emergency care plan are diabetes, seizures, or certain heart conditions.

In order for the school to accept medication, a doctor’s order must be in place.

All emergency care plans, doctor's orders, and medication MUST be in place before the first day of school. Please contact your school nurse if you have any questions.

Bullying, Drugs and Alcohol, Behavioral Health

Students faces several challenges in the school setting these days that go beyond academics. WVSD has several policies and procedures in place to help protect students’ physical and emotional well-being. We also have several resources available for parents. Please visit our policy page to learn more about our policies regarding bullying, drugs and alcohol, and behavioral health. You can also visit our resource library for parent tools. Each school has a psychologist or counselor you can contact if you have specific questions or concerns regarding your student. Check our staff directory for a full list of our school psychologists and counselors.

If you have questions or concerns regarding drug, alcohol, or tobacco use in WVSD please feel free to contact:

Person

Liz Rich, District Intervention Specialist

The District Compliance Officer for issues related to harassment, intimidation, or bullying is Dr. Peter Finch, Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Teaching. Dr. Finch can be contacted at:

Person

Stacey Drake, Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Teaching

Please visit our resource library for a harassment, intimidation, or bullying complaint form.