Hazel Health is offering free mental and physical telehealth services at home for all students in the Bethel School District.
There is no cost to families.
Hazel Health doctors can evaluate your child’s symptoms and provide the appropriate type of treatment from home from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on school days. Hazel can help with everything from acne and asthma to allergies, headaches, and pink-eye.
Students also have access to virtual counseling sessions at home from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. When a child is struggling with their emotions, Hazel can quickly provide assessments and screenings, counseling, education and navigation to additional resources and care. A Hazel counselor can work with your child for depression, anxiety, bullying, peer relationships, and more.
To access services, parents will need to sign the online form here: my.hazel.co/bethelsd
Washington state law requires children enrolling in public schools to provide proof of immunity to specific communicable diseases. Immunizations shall be provided against Hepatitis B, Diphtheria,Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella. Beginning with the 2020-21 school year, all students must have medically verified documentation of their immunization status on or before the first day of attendance. The regulation for medically verified records pertain to students in grades that require new immunization documentation. This includes students in preschool, kindergarten, seventh and new enrollees. Medically verified records include one or more of the following:
- A Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) printed from the Immunization Information System (IIS)
- A physical copy of the CIS form completed with a healthcare provider signature
- A physical copy of the CIS filled out with accompanying medical immunization records from a healthcare provider verified and signed by school staff
- A CIS printed from MyIR
Students will not be able to attend school until the school has a student’s immunization record and immunizations are up to date. Contact your doctor to get a record of your child’s immunization record or you can access it on MyIR. Your child can get immunizations at his/her primary care provider, Free Children’s Immunization Service, and the School-Based Health Center at Bethel Middle School.
Exemptions can be made for medical, religious or philosophical reasons. Personal/philosophical exemptions are not allowed for measles, mumps and rubella. The Certificate of Exemption must be completed by a licensed health care professional in Washington is required for a medical, religious or philosophical exemption. Religious membership that does not believe in any medical care only requires a parent or guardian's signature. For more information on immunizations and forms can be found at Washington State Department of Health.In Washington State, the Tdap vaccine is required for school attendance in certain grades. The Tdap is a booster vaccine which continues to protect your child against the tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis diseases they were immunized against as young children.For the 2023/24 school year, all students attending grades 7 through 12 must have had one dose of Tdap vaccine.
Be ahead of the game, and get an appointment before the summer rush. Please contact your doctor's office or visit the resources below to ensure your child is up to date.
- For students in 7th through 10th grade, the Tdap vaccine must be given at or after age 10 to be accepted for school entry.
- For students in 11th through 12th grades, the Tdap vaccine must be given at or after age 7 to be accepted for school entry.
To update your child’s Tdap immunization record at your school, you will need to turn in a medically verified immunization record. Your child’s health care provider can print this for you, or you can print it from MyIR or MyIRMobile, which are free Department of Health online tools that allows families to view and print their official immunization records themselves.If you have already given the school documentation that your child has had the required Tdap vaccine, or your child has a valid exemption on file with their school no further action is needed.
- School Based Community Health Care- Bethel Middle School
- Tacoma-Pierce County Vaccine/ Immunization Resources
If you have issues with the forms below, please email Communications.
Asthma Packet (Spanish/Russian)
Bee/Insect Allergy Packet (Spanish/Russian)
Diabetes Packet (Spanish/Russian)
Diet Prescription (Spanish/Russian)
Food Allergy Packet (Spanish/Russian)
Gastric Tube Feeding Request Form (Spanish/Russian)
Health History (Spanish/Russian)
Request for Medical Procedure (Spanish/Russian)
Seizure Packet (Spanish/Russian)
Physician's Orders for Medication at School Form (Spanish/Russian)
Authorization for Exchange of Medical Information (Spanish/Russian)
COVID-19 Info & Testing
2022-23 COVID-19 Requirements for Families
What to do if you develop SYMPTOMS? (staff and students)
Students and staff with respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms, such as a cough, fever, sore throat, vomiting, or diarrhea (Symptoms of COVID-19), should not attend school and test for COVID-19. The Washington State Department of Health Decision Tree offers guidance.
In additona to COVID symptoms, students and staff experiencing the following symptoms must stay home per Washington state guidelines:
Fever (must be fever free for 24 hours without medication)
Vomiting 2 times within 24 hours
Diarrhea 2 times more than normal in 24 hours
Rash not associated with allergies, heat, or diapering
Active lice, ringworm, or scabies
Students or staff who experience COVID-19 symptoms while at school are given a mask directed to go home and offered a COVID-19 antigen test.
I'm a STUDENT and have tested POSITIVE for COVID-19. Now what?
You isolate at home for five days following the positive test or from symptom onset (whichever comes first). Report the positive results to the school district through the COVID reporting line (253) 800-2389 or by clicking here: Student Reporting Link
Students enrolled in early learning programs are required to isolate for five days. They may return if they consistently wear a mask on days 6-10. Early learning students who cannot always mask are required to isolate for ten days.
I'm a BETHEL EMPLOYEE, and I tested POSITIVE for COVID-19. Now what?
Labor & Industries requires all COVID positive staff to isolate for at least five days* after your symptoms first appeared or positive test date (whichever comes first). Staff must report a positive test result to the school district through the COVID reporting line (253) 800-2389 or by clicking here: Staff Reporting Link
Staff may return from isolation after five full days if:
Symptoms are improving five days after the start of your isolation, and
No fever present for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication
Staff should continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public for five additional days (day 6 through day 10) after the end of their 5-day isolation period.
If staff continue to have a fever or their other symptoms have not improved after five days of isolation, wait to end the isolation until you are fever-free for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved.
I was potentially exposed to COVID-19.
Staff and students can monitor active covid cases in each school building via the COVID Dashboard on the district website.
Follow the “What to do if you Were Potentially Exposed to COVID-19” Guidance.
Local Medical and Dental Services
Students with life-threatening health conditions
If your child has a life-threatening health condition, please take time over the summer break to get your them to the doctor to get orders and medication refills for school.
Substitute House Bill 2834 requires children with life-threatening health conditions to have medication or a treatment order on file prior to attending school. This includes early start programs such as the Bridge Program for 6th and 9th grade students.
Please make an appointment early with your child’s healthcare provider to make sure you can get these documents and refills in time for your child to start school.
You can find all the forms you will need for doctor’s orders on the Bethel Health Services website.
Please have the needed orders to your child’s school by September 1 to ensure the school nurse will have time to prepare your child’s care plan and train the staff.
State law requires children with life-threatening conditions to have a medication and/or treatment order on file prior to the start of school. A "life-threatening condition" is a health condition that could be deadly to the child – during the school day – if a medication and/or treatment order is not provided. School nurses will be responsible for putting a nursing care plan in place.
If your child has a “life-threatening” condition, please have a health care provider complete the required medication and treatment forms based on your child's health condition. All parents who have a child with a life threatening condition are required to fill out the basic packet that includes an Authorization for Exchange of Medical Information and a Contact Information form. Additional forms may be needed based on your child’s health condition. All forms and medications must be provided to your child's school before the school year begins. Upon receipt of the information from your health care provider and medication, the school nurse will contact you to develop an appropriate nursing plan. She will then need to train the staff. Your child may not be able to start school on the first day of school if the orders are not at school three days prior to school starting.