Keep kids safe at school.
From disease prevention to playground safety, learn more about how to keep kids healthy and safe at school.
Follow safety guidance.
- Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Safety Center.
- Washington State Department of Health, School Health Safety Program.
- National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH).
Healthier health rooms.
Improve indoor air quality.
- Department of Health recommendations during wildfire smoke events.
- DOH: Air pollution and school activities.
- Best practices to manage indoor air quality.
- Why healthy air makes better learners.
Prevent and treat MRSA.
Stay bug free.
Prevent asbestos exposure.
School Health and Safety FAQs
Yes! We have free posters, stickers, coloring pages and more. Contact Michele Haymond at firstname.lastname@example.org or (253) 468-6373.
Sure! We can give you resources to display or hand out to attendees. We may even be able to host a Health Department table. Contact Michele Haymond at email@example.com or (253) 468-6373.
We have given presentations to students and school staff. We may be able to help. Contact Michele Haymond at firstname.lastname@example.org or (253) 468-6373.
We have offered grants and funding to schools. When we offer grants or funding, we notify schools, school districts and community organizations.
We inspect school kitchens to make sure food is safe to eat. We inspect school facilities to make sure they’re safe for students and staff. For more information, check out our School Services Directory for who to contact.
Per WAC 246-366-060, schools are required to make sure bathrooms are adequate in number and accessible for use during school hours and scheduled events. Your local building department determines the number of fixtures, so be sure to check your local requirements.
Our School-based Oral Health Program offers preventive dental services for students. To find out more, check out our School Services Directory for who to contact.
When a public health consultant asks to speak with a student about a confidential health matter, what should I know?
Washington law mandates testing to prevent and control communicable disease. We may ask a school nurse or administrator to arrange a private meeting with a student. We test and treat people 14 years and older. Minors may receive testing and treatment without parent or guardian consent. For more information, check out our School Services Directory for who to contact.
Yes, we have many! See our marijuana prevention page. For even more resources, see our School Services Directory for who to contact.