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  • School Safety Resources

    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.

    Handwashing.

    Healthy classrooms.

    Healthier health rooms.

    Improve indoor air quality.

    Play safe.

    Prevent and treat MRSA.

    Stay bug free.

    Prevent asbestos exposure.

    School Health and Safety FAQs

    We have more than 30 programs and services that benefit schools! Check out our School Services Directory. Looking for school health resources? Check out our school health page.

    Yes! We have free posters, stickers, coloring pages and more. Contact Michele Haymond at mhaymond@tpchd.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 mhaymond@tpchd.org or (253) 468-6373.

    We have given presentations to students and school staff. We may be able to help. Contact Michele Haymond at mhaymond@tpchd.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.

    Our immunization information for schools page is full of information and resources. If you still have questions, check out our School Services Directory for who to contact.

    Our lice page has all of the information you need.

    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.

    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! Check out our tobacco and vaping are not safe for youth page. For even more resources, see 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.