Health Services Department

The White River School District Health Services Department consists of our District Nurse Supervisor, Denyse Walker, RN together with LPN's and trained health clerks who, under her supervision,  oversee the health needs of our White River students at each of our schools.
Novel Coronavirus Information


What is social distancing?

  • Staying away from large gatherings
  • Minimizing personal contact with other people
  • Maintaining a 6’ or greater distance from people in public places, meetings, church, etc

What else can you do?

  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, with soap and warm water
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw it away – wash your hands again
  • If soap and water are not available use hand sanitizer
  • Try not to touch common area hard surfaces (door knobs, tables, etc) and/or wipe frequently with disinfecting wipes or bleach water to keep them clean

When should I stay home (self-isolation)?

  • If your health care provider has recommended/directed you to
  • If you have symptoms of respiratory illness
  • If you have a temperature over 100.4

Do not return to work, school/child care until 72 hours (3 days) after all symptoms have disappeared.


This is about your health, but please remember that this is also about stopping the spread of illness to the more vulnerable people in our community.  


An important message regarding immunizations:
Please remember that in order for your child to obtain their class schedule, immunizations must be current, or a Certificate of Exemption signed by your physician must be on file.
Grades K-12 vaccination requirements for 2019-20, as provided by the Washington State Department of Health.
Preschool/Daycare vaccination requirements for 2019-20, as provided by the
Washington State Department of Health.

Additional vaccine information can be found at The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Measles Information
For most current measles information, see the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department website.

School Year Form Information

Individualized Health Care Plan / Emergency Care Plan
Your child's Individualized Health Care Plan or Emergency Care Plan needs to updated each year. You can print a copy of your child's existing plan through your Family Access.  Please update, sign, and turn in the copy to the nurse at your child's school.
Medication In School
At the beginning of every school year, a new Physicians Order for Medication in School Form must be filled out by your Licensed Health Care Provider and turned in to your child's school nurse on or before the first day of school.
White River School District 416 Board Policy 3416 addresses Medication at School and is found below

Student Immunizations
White River School District 416 Board Policy 3413 addresses Student Immunizations. This policy is in accordance with Washington State Law and addresses information specific to immunization requirements.   The Washington Department of Health Certificate of Immunization Status, required on enrollment and referenced in the district's board policy can be found in the Health Services Student Forms links below.
Students New to District
If your child has any health concerns such as asthma, anaphylaxis, seizures or diabetes, please contact the nurse at your child's school.