Nutrition Program & Meals
The Seattle Public Schools nutrition program serves breakfast and lunch for Wedgwood Elementary students.
The main emphasis of health services at Wedgwood is to detect, manage and prevent acute and chronic health problems that interfere with the academic process. This is done through:
- Daily Treatments and Medications as requested by parents and ordered by Health Care Providers.
- Maintaining current Health Plans for students with health concerns.
- Health Screening such as Vision, Hearing, Height, Weight, Dental and Neurological.
- Communicable Disease Control by monitoring Immunization records and monitoring illnesses in the school.
- Special Education and 504 Assessments
- First Aid
- Health Education for staff and as requested by teachers in classrooms
- Disaster Preparedness
What Can Parents Do To Keep Wedgwood Safe and Healthy?
- Be sure your child gets adequate rest; good nutrition, and wears appropriate clothing for the weather.
- If your child is sick, keep them at home to rest.
- Children should not be at school if any of the following are present:
- An oral temperature of 100°F or more—or if such a temperature was present with in the last 24 hours.
- More than one episode of vomiting or diarrhea.
- Any rash accompanied by sore throat or fever.
- Large amounts of nasal discharge that your child cannot cope with in a sanitary manner
- Contact our nurse before sending ANY medications, including over-the- counter medications, to school.
- Keep the school informed of all changes in contact phone numbers at home, work or emergency contacts so we can reach you if needed.
Our Nurses Sarah Barquero & Cherokee Boman
Our nurse Sarah Barquero comes to Wedgwood with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from University of Washington. She also has an undergraduate degree in French from St. Lawrence University in New York. After graduating from St. Lawrence, she worked as a program coordinator for adults with developmental disabilities. This experience is what led her to nursing. At University of Washington, she completed an accelerated bachelor of science in nursing program and completely fell in love with pediatric nursing.
Nurse Sarah then found a position at Harborview in the Trauma/Pediatrics/Burn unit. This was an amazing and challenging experience, but was taking a toll on family life. She decided a change was necessary, and was introduced to school nursing. Sarah began working for Seattle Public Schools in the 2012-13 school year. She most recently worked at McClure Middle School before transferring to Wedgwood.
She is thrilled to be at Wedgwood this year, and has already been blown away by the kindness and welcoming attitude of families and staff. When she is not working, she spends her time with her husband and baby daughter Margot. She enjoys hiking, yoga, and being a mom.
Our nurse, Cherokee Boman
has an assistive role in the health room at Wedgwood from 9-2:30 pm but also works transporting children before and after school on the bus to Nathan Hale. She is very excited to be back at Wedgwood this year helping with our great kids!
She has been working as a nurse within Seattle Public Schools since 2009,first in her clinical rotations, then as a substitute for nurses in and around King County. She found full time employment at the VA’s Primary Care / Med Surge and Oncology wards for a few years but HAD to comeback to School Nursing because it makes her so happy to work with this population. She has a son in 3nd grade and she loves kids even if/when she is firm with them.
She has an advanced education in Child Development, Psychology along with experience with children involved with the legal system. She attained her ASN as an LPN in 2010 and she has recently been accepted into the program she was striving for. School for her started September 22nd 2015 and she will have her RN by summer next year! It is great opportunity to school part time while working and is one of 48 accepted out of 160 applications. While she is doing this she is thankful to be working with our emerging little young men and women!
Other Helpful Information from our Nurses
Head Lice: School Rules and How to Treat When to Keep Your Child Home from School
Information on 5th Disease
- Special Education: Resource Room, Low-Incidence Classrooms, OT/PT, Speech Therapist. For more information contact Katrina Wessels at email@example.com