Health Services

    Nurse smiling up at student in the health room

    EpiPen Notice: Life-Threatening Allergies

    Please be aware of the continued shortage of EpiPen’s in Washington state. If your child requires epinephrine due to a life-threatening allergy, secure the medication as soon as possible for the 2019-20 school year.  We do not want to interrupt the learning environment due to missing required medications and forms.  

    Contact your pharmacist and health care provider with any questions regarding your child’s medication.

    The manufacturer of EpiPen, Mylan, may also be able to help you locate medication. The manufacturer’s phone number is 1-800-796-9526.

    Reminder: Health Plans for the 2019-20 school year are DUE by August 26.

    Please have the completed forms and any medications or equipment brought to the school your child will be attending in the fall as soon as possible after August 22 and NO LATER THAN AUGUST 26. Some time is needed to complete the nursing care plan and train/distribute to staff members who must be aware of your child’s health plan.

    Children with life-threatening conditions such as severe bee sting allergies, severe food allergies, EpiPen prescriptions, severe asthma, diabetes, severe seizures or other serious illnesses, that may require medical services at school, are required to have a medication or a treatment order and a care plan in place before starting school. A life-threatening condition is defined as a health condition that will put a child in danger of death during the school day if a medication or treatment order and nursing plan are not in place.

    We want our school to be a safe and healthy place for your child to attend. State Law mandates that we must be prepared to handle an emergency that could arise on the first day of school. Thank you in advance for your help in this matter and adherence to this deadline.

    Reminder: One dose of Tdap vaccine is required by state law to attend middle school and high school. If you have not provided the Tdap immunization information to your middle school or high school student, please do so immediately. View LWSD immunization information.

    Committed to the health and wellness of our students

    Lake Washington School District is committed to the health and wellness of our students. Each school has a registered nurse available to provide a range of services. At the beginning of each year nurses collect student health information to plan for needs during the school day.

    School nurses strive to ensure all students can fully participate in educational programs. This starts with daily attendance and includes being well-rested, well-fed, and ready to learn. Our goal is for all students to be successful in school.

    School Nurses

    Lake Washington School District (LWSD) nurses practice professional nursing and provide school health services designed to:

    • Promote health and safety
    • Intervene with actual and potential problems
    • Provide education and case management services
    • Actively collaborate with students, families, communities, school staff and district employees

    Names and contact information for the nurse at each school are listed below.
    You can contact the nurse at your child’s school by calling the main office.

    Elementary Schools


    Alcott Nancy Johnson
    Audubon Annette Fechenbach
    Baker June Link
    Barton Cindy Carpenter
    Bell Samantha Griffen
    Blackwell Claire Goveia
    Carson Elementary & Preschool Lisa Dermody
    Community Jennie Harkestad
    Dickinson Elementary & Preschool Robin Green
    Discovery Karen Walker
    Einstein Elaine Sheppard
    Emerson K-12 Annette Fechenbach
    Explorer Robin Green
    Franklin Annette Fechenbach
    Frost Megan DeJarnett
    Juanita Cindy Carpenter
    Keller Jessica Gordon
    Kirk Jennie Harkestad
    Lakeview Jennie Harkestad
    Mann Cindy Carpenter
    McAuliffe Elementary & Learning Center Claire Goveia
    Mead Mihaela Dobre
    Muir Jessica Gordon
    Redmond Marika Brady
    Rockwell Gretchen Paulovich
    Rosa Parks Elaine Sheppard
    Rose Hill Amber Welland Wilson
    Rush Marika Brady
    Sandburg Karen Walker
    Smith Mihaela Dobre
    Thoreau Jessica Gordon
    Twain Amber Welland Wilson
    Wilder Elaine Sheppard

    Secondary Schools


    Eastlake High School Jennifer Swisa
    Emerson High School and Emerson K-12 Annette Fechenbach
    Environmental Karen Walker
    Evergreen Middle School Robin Green
    Finn Hill Middle School Karen Walker
    Futures School Caerissa Fawkes
    Inglewood Middle School Lisa Dermody
    International Community School Jennie Harkestad
    Juanita High School Caerissa Fawkes
    Kamiakin Middle School Megan DeJarnett
    Kirkland Middle School Amber Welland Wilson
    Lake Washington High School Keturah Romer
    Northstar Middle School Annette Fechenbach
    Redmond High School Sally Alfred
    Redmond Middle School Samantha Griffen
    Renaissance Jennifer Swisa
    Rose Hill Middle School Gretchen Paulovich
    Stella Schola Gretchen Paulovich
    Tesla STEM High School Nancy Johnson
    Timberline Middle School June Link

    Additional Programs


    WANIC Karen Walker
    Transition Academy - Kirkland Marika Brady
    Transition Academy - Redmond Marika Brady