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School Health Services

Welcome to the Forest Grove School District’s Health Services!

In Forest Grove we prioritize the well-being of our students, recognizing that good health is fundamental to academic success. Our school health services team aims to support students in achieving their fullest potential by promoting physical, and emotional wellness.

Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide accessible, high-quality school health services that empower students to thrive in a safe and nurturing environment. We believe in fostering a culture of wellness that encourages healthy habits and enables students to overcome health-related barriers to learning.

Your child's health and wellness are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns about our health services, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to support you and your child on their journey to a healthy and successful future.
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Dr. Kimberley Shearer
Director of Student Services
Kandice Ertman, MSW
Health Services Coordinator
(503) 359-2506 X 3218
Jennifer James-King, RN
(503) 359-2406 X4064
Araceli Rodriguez, LPN
(503) 359-2465 X5135
Vivian Diamond, LPN
Joseph Gale Elementary
(503) 359-2482 X7720

When to keep your child at home: 

  • Fever -- Temperature greater than 100.4 degrees. Your student may return when  their temp. has been below 100 degrees for 24hrs without fever reducing medication. 
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
  • New loss of taste or smell.
  • Vomiting -- May return when there has been no episodes of vomiting without the use of medication for 48 hours.
  • Diarrhea -- 3 or more watery stools in 24 hours or sudden onset. May return when resolved for 48 hours.
  • Sore Throat -  May return when resolved for 24 hours.
  • Rash -- Any new onset of rash if accompanied by fever. May return after rash resolves or if clearance given by health care providers. 
  • Cough -- Persistent cough with or without fever, serious sustained coughing, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
  • Symptoms or complaints that prevent the student from participating in his/her usual school activities including severe fatigue and muscle or body aches.
  • Stiff neck or headache with accompanying fever -- May return after resolution of symptoms or diagnosis made and clearance given. 
  • Jaundice (yellowing of eyes or skin) -- May return after diagnosis from physician and clearance given.
Health Information Form-updated coming soon
COVID19: The Forest Grove School District follows the requirements of Washington County Public Health.  While there are no specific COVID protocols, we follow our communicable disease requirements for any symptoms of any illness, including COVID. 
Testing is recommended for people with symptoms of COVID-19 as soon as possible after symptoms begin. If a person with COVID-19 symptoms tests negative for COVID-19, they should consider getting tested for other respiratory illnesses that could be spread to others, such as flu.
If you test positive for COVID, please stay home until you are fever free for at least 24 hours AND your other symptoms are improving. It is recommended by public health to wear a mask for ten days at the start of symptoms or from the date of testing positive, but it is NOT required. 
If you have any questions, please feel free ton contact Kandice Ertman in Health Services. 
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