Winter Break is from December 22nd through January 6th. Enjoy the Holidays! See you back in school on January 7th. There will be a 1:00 early dismissal on Friday the 21st. There will be an assembly at the end of the day, and we will be following the schedule below.
We want to inform you that a case of pertussis (whooping cough) has been identified in an individual at Kelso High School. Your child may have been exposed to the ill person if they attend this school.
Pertussis is a highly contagious disease that is spread through the air by coughing. Pertussis usually begins with cold-like symptoms and a cough that worsens over 1-2 weeks. Symptoms may include coughing “fits” followed by a “whooping” noise, vomiting, cyanosis (turning blue) or the inability to catch one’s breath. The cough is often worse at night and cough medicines usually do not help eliminate the cough. Usually, persons infected with pertussis do not have a fever. In older children and adults the symptoms may be only a persistent cough which is worse at night. This illness is often very severe in small infants.
Please click on links below for more information:
- Pertussis Letter (English)
- Pertussis Letter (Chuukese)
- Pertussis Letter Spanish (Letra Pertussis Español)
If you have any questions, please feel free to call our nurse, Stephanie Toms, at (360) 577-2463.
Chances are your child’s heart is healthy—and yet a small percentage of young people have hidden heart defects that put their lives at risk,
especially during physical exertion. Play Smart offers a painless, noninvasive screening to check the heart health of young people 12 to 18 years of age.
Play Smart screenings – January 31st 8:00am-5:00pm & February 1st 8:00am-5:00pm.
Kelso High School
The screening includes:
• Electrocardiogram (EKG)
• Blood pressure reading
• Height and weight check
• Echocardiogram (if needed)
Dean of Students
HEALTH ROOM INFORMATION:
The intent of Kelso High School’s health room is to provide emergency care until a student can be released to a parent/guardian or taken to a medical facility. There is very little space in the health room. The one available cot is for students who are truly ill, waiting to go home. The health room is not available to students for resting or sleeping. In order to be admitted temporarily to the health room, students must:
- Obtain a note from their classroom teacher.
- Check in with the nurse and sign in.
- Wait in the health room for release to parents/guardian or emergency contact.
If a student requires emergency aid, the above regulations will not be necessary. In this event, a student should report immediately to any Kelso High School staff member.
Washington State Law (RCW 28.A.210.260) prohibits staff members from distributing any kind of medication to a student without the appropriate procedure implemented. A current “Medication in School” form must be completed by the student’s medical practioner and parent/guardian, and must be on file in the KHS Health Room for medications that must be taken during school hours. The medication must be in its original container and properly labeled by the pharmacy with the student’s name and time and amount of dosage. Only the school nurse or designated secretary may dispense the medication to the student. No medication of any kind (including aspirin, Benadryl, Mylanta, etc.) are kept in Kelso High School’s health room for distribution to any student.
Parents, did you know that you can stay up to date with announcements, deadlines, and activities at Kelso High School by checking out the Daily Bulletin Page? These are the announcements that are read each day at school. This is also a great resource for Running Start students who miss these daily announcements.
Also check our monthly Newsletter for announcements and great information.
Check out our Career Center Page for information on Career Centers events and activities.