Health Information

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Medication at School

Strict policies and procedures govern the administering of medication to students. If your child needs either prescription or nonprescription medication, contact your school office for guidelines and permission forms.


What if my child has a life-threatening condition?

If your child has a life-threatening condition, as defined below, you are required by state law (RCW 28A.210.320) to provide the school with a completed and signed medical treatment plan and any medication that may be required.  This plan and any required medication are required to be in place prior to your child attending school.

By state law, a life-threatening condition means “a health condition that will put the child in danger of death during the school day if medication or treatment orders are not in place”.


Health Screenings

Students in the Olympia School District are screened for possible health problems. This includes screening for vision and hearing. Parents are notified of any problems found during the screening.


Health & Accident Insurance

Students are not automatically covered by medical or accident insurance. Parents who wish to purchase group insurance coverage can select school-time coverage, 24-hour coverage, football and dental coverage. Each plan offers high, medium or low benefit options which allow parents to tailor the coverage to their specific needs. Information is available at each school and the District offices.