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Health / Nurse Office

Loge Health/Nurse's Office

Loge Elementary School is happy to have the services of a part time Registered Nurse on staff and two full time health aides. If you have any questions concerning your child's health, please contact the school office.

All medications taken by our children at school must be dispensed through the nurse's office. This includes all over-the-counter as well as prescription drugs. All medications must be kept in the office until needed. Parents must fill out a medication form provided by the nurse for any medication taken at school.

In the event of accidents at school parents will be contacted  Please keep this information current.

When To Stay Home/Return To School

The incidence of colds and illness rises with children in constant contact with other children. Parents often ask when children should be kept home from school:


  • A fever greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the last 24 hours.
  • Vomiting within the last 24 hours.
  • Diarrhea in a 24-hour period and especially if your child acts or looks ill.


Children can return to school after specific illness if they meet the following criteria:

  • Strep throat: child has been on antibiotics for 24 hours, has no fever, and feels OK.
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye): if the child has been treated by doctor and has been on antibiotics for 24 hours.
  • Rash: has cleared or has physician diagnosis and treatment

Lice Policy

Whenever three or more students in a grade level have lice or nits, the nurse plans to screen all of the students in that grade within ten school days. Federal Way Schools have a no live lice policy. 


Medications At School

There are often questions concerning medications at school. Please remember: any medication, including both prescription and over the counter medicines such as Tylenol or cough medicine, can be given only with a completed school medication form signed by the prescribing physician as well as the parent. Forms are available in the school office as well as many medical clinics.

All medication must be brought in the original container, by an adult, and counted with school staff in the case of any controlled substances. Please call with any questions or to request a copy of the district policy. Thanks for your cooperation.