MMR vaccine exemption law change 2019
In 2019, the Washington State Legislature passed a bill that removes the personal and philosophical option to exempt children from the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine required for school and child care entry.
The bill takes effect July 28, 2019 and applies to public and private schools and child cares. The law removes the option for a personal/philosophical exemption to the MMR vaccine requirement for schools and child cares. It also requires employees and volunteers at child care centers to provide immunization records indicating they have received the MMR vaccine or proof of immunity.
- Click here for more detailed information available from the Washington State Department of Health.
- Click here for a list of frequently asked questions (and answers) available from the Washington State Department of Health.
Since the health status of a student bears a direct relationship to the student's ability to learn, we want to know about health problems the student may have. It's important that this information is provided when the school year begins. Our district's health services include screening for vision and the creation of individual health plans for students with life-threatening conditions.
Health services are also available for pregnant students. This service is provided through a contractual agreement with the Snohomish County Health Department and can assist with both prenatal and post-partum needs.
Student emergencies and emergency contact information
In case of serious injury or illness of any student at school, we will call the phone number listed as primary first. If we cannot reach a parent at that number, we will call the person listed on the emergency data card next. If there is no response at this number, the child will be taken to the hospital. Please fill out the emergency enrollment form completely and accurately. If there is a change of address or phone number at any time during the school year, please inform the school promptly.