Student Health

Healthy students can better focus in the classroom, enjoy activities with their classmates and be ready to take on new challenges each day. 

The Richland School District, our school nurses, health room aides and mental health professionals are committed to advancing the well-being, academic success and lifelong achievement and health of our students. Our main priority is to keep students healthy, safe, in school and ready to learn.

Hazel Health Services

Richland School District is excited to partner with Hazel Health to provide remote mental health therapy and physical health services to students at no cost to them or their families!

Learn About Hazel Health

Too Sick for School

Parents can often sense when their child is "coming down with something." By watching for the subtle signs that mark the onset of an illness, you are practicing preventive care measures to protect the health of your child as well as others. Keep children home, and contact your school nurse, if they have:

  • Fever: Keep a child home if they have a temperature of 100 degrees or higher. A student may return to school 24 hours after their fever is gone without the use of fever reducing medications AND if other symptoms have improved.
  • Sore throat and swollen glands: If your child has strep throat, they can to return to school after 24 hours of appropriate treatment.
  • Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
  • Skin rash or open sores
  • Pain or swelling of any kind
  • Cough, chills or runny nose
  • Earaches or extreme headaches
  • Eye Infections
  • Other Symptoms: Unusually tired, pale, has a lack of appetite, is difficult to wake, confused or irritable. If symptoms persist, check with your doctor.

A child can return to school when symptoms have subsided AND his or her temperature remains normal for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.

Rebecca Baldwin
Co-Lead Nurse

Brenda Atencio
Co-Lead Nurse

Angie Withers
District Wellness Coordinator

Michelle Sorensen
District Wellness Coordinator

Student Physical Health Information