Northwest NEWS

August 28, 2000

School

Northshore schools set to open Sept. 5

There is still time this summer to prepare for the new school year.
   Sports Physicals
   If your student will be taking part in after- school sports this school year, he or she must have a sport physical on record at the school. This physical is good for 12 months from the date of the physical.
   Immunizations
   Your student must be up-to-date on immunizations. This is not a whim of the school. It is mandated by the State of Washington.
   Be sure your student has received the second MMR. Most students received the latest Tetanus booster at age four. It is due every 10 years. If your student is 14 years old or older, he or she is due for another tetanus booster.
   Evergreen Hospital will conduct a Free Immunization Clinic for school age children on Saturday, Sept. 9, in the Evergreen Hospital Auditorium.
   An appointment is required. Parents must accompany student. Phone 425-899-3000 for an appointment.
   Medications
   If your student will be taking medication at school, there must be an authorization signed by the doctor and parent on file with the school nurse.
   Health Screenings
   The state mandated health screenings will be conducted on Friday, Sept. 22.
   Seventh graders will be screened for vision, hearing, and scoliosis. Ninth graders will be screened for scoliosis. Be sure your student is in school this day.
   Parent volunteers are needed for these screenings. Phone the school nurse at 402-5406 and leave a message if you can help with this one day screening.
   Detailed information on these and more topics is available from the Northshore School District (489-6000) or individual schools