Keep kids safe at school.
From disease prevention to playground safety, learn more about how to keep kids healthy and safe at school.
Follow safety guidance.
- Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Safety Center.
- Washington State Department of Health, School Health Safety Program.
- National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH).
- Safety Plan for COVID-19
Increase indoor air quality.
Prevent and treat MRSA.
Stay bug free.
What does the Health Department do for schools?
Do you have anything I can use or display in my classroom?
Yes! We have free posters, stickers, coloring pages and more. Contact Michele Haymond at email@example.com or (253) 468-6373.
We’re hosting a health fair. Can you help?
Sure! We can give you resources to display or hand out to attendees. We may even be able to host a Health Department table. Contact Michele Haymond at firstname.lastname@example.org or (253) 468-6373.
Can you speak at our school about topics like healthy habits, puberty or sexual health?
We have given presentations to students and school staff. We may be able to help. Contact Michele Haymond at email@example.com or (253) 468-6373.
Do you offer grants or funding to schools?
We have offered grants and funding to schools. When we offer grants or funding, we notify schools, school districts and community organizations.
Do you inspect schools?
We inspect school kitchens to make sure food is safe to eat. We inspect school facilities to make sure they’re safe for students and staff. For more information, check out our School Services Directory for who to contact.
What should we tell parents with questions about immunizations?
What should we do if a student has lice?
Our lice page has all of the information you need.
Do you provide dental services to students?
Our School-based Oral Health Program offers preventive dental services for students. To find out more, check out our School Services Directory for who to contact.
When a public health consultant asks to speak with a student about a confidential health matter, what should I know?
Washington law mandates testing to prevent and control communicable disease. We may ask a school nurse or administrator to arrange a private meeting with a student. We test and treat people 14 years and older. Minors may receive testing and treatment without parent or guardian consent. For more information, check out our School Services Directory for who to contact.
Do you have resources for preventing students from smoking or vaping?
Do you have resources for preventing students from using marijuana?