Family Support

The Family Support Worker Program, located in our elementary schools, is committed to eliminating barriers to academic success by linking elementary school children and their families with needed community resources. Family Support Workers team up with others professionals -- parents, educators, agencies, and community members -- so that students can succeed in school. The FSW at Emerson is Yolanda McGhee, and she may be reached by calling the Emerson Office at 206-252-7100 or by email at

School Nurse

Nurses strive to assure all children have full participation in the educational programs which starts with attending daily, being well-rested, well-fed, and ready to learn. Our goal is that all children are successful in school. The nurse's role is to assure required screenings, immunization compliance, development of individual health plans (IHPs), and to train school staff on the essential individual needs of students with chronic health conditions. They support a positive safe school climate, assist the team in disability accommodations, provide direct nursing care, delegate safe oral medication administration, and participate in student health education. Student Health Services' staff is ready to partner with families to assure student success. If you wish to speak to the Emerson nurse, her name is Adrienne Gallimore, and she may be reached through the Emerson office at 206-252-7100.

When to Keep Your Child Home From School Due to Illness:

It is our goal for students to attend classes every day school is in session. However, there are times when students need to stay home for their own health and/or the health and safety of others. Please only keep your child home if they have a fever, a contagious illness, or on your doctor's advice.

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