Health Services

Our health team is committed to the health and wellness of our students. Our mission at The Bear Creek School is to promote student health and wellness in a safe, supportive, and faith-centered environment that will enable each student to become the individual that God intends.

Bear Creek's team of registered nurses provides professional nursing care to students and the school community. The school nurse’s role includes:

  • Promoting health and safety
  • Assessing student health status and initiating referrals
  • Delivering emergency care
  • Administering medications
  • Identifying vision and hearing problems that impact learning
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Performing educational training for school employees
  • Providing health and wellness programs
  • Creating individual health care plans for students with health care needs
  • Collaborating with families, communities, and school employees

There are dedicated health rooms in each location including two at Redmond Campus in the Main building and Upper School, plus one at Valley Campus. A school nurse is assigned full-time at Redmond Campus and part-time with on-call availability at Valley Campus.

Please contact Health Services Manager Lea Hysom, RN, BSN at lea.hysom@tbcs.org or 425-898-1720 ext. 399 with any questions you may have.

Health, Wellness, and Safety Policies

See section 4 of the Family Handbook (log in my MyBC/Parents) for all our school health, wellness, and safety policies. All student health information and related authorizations and forms should be submitted and uploaded to the health portal.

Illness Policies

Immunizations

The Bear Creek School is required by State law to ensure all students are compliant with current immunization requirements (preschool or K – 12) or have an appropriate exemption. On or before the first day of attendance, all new students and all returning kindergarten and grade 7 students must upload medically-verified immunization records to the health portal by the summer deadline. Children cannot attend school until these records are provided. (Instructions for submitting immunization records are include with Back-to-School Registration in July).

A medically-verified Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) form is a:

  • CIS printed by a health care provider from the Washington State Immunization Information System (IIS). This is medically verified by the Immunization Information System.
  • CIS printed from MyIR which is a free Department of Health online tool that allows families to view and print their official immunization records themselves. This is medically verified by the Immunization Information System. You can access your child’s immunization record at any time by signing up for MyIR at wa.MyIR.net
  • CIS completed by hand. 
    • Must be verified with a health care provider signature
      or
    • Must have medical vaccination records attached so it can be verified for accuracy by school staff

If your child is on a delayed schedule, also have your child's health care provider complete and sign the Certificate of Exemption. See Health Services for more information or contact Lea Hysom, school nurse, at lea.hysom@tbcs.org if you have any questions about your child's immunization records.

Note: The COVID-19 vaccination is not required for students to attend school. However, if you wish your child to be exempt from quarantine that might be necessary during the school year due to exposure to COVID-19, please complete the optional COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card requirement (grades 6 – 12) by uploading your child's completed COVID-19 vaccine card or medically-verified CIS containing the COVID-19 vaccine dose dates.

Immunization Forms

Immunization records must be uploaded to Bear Creek's health portal. Do not mail, email, or drop off at school. Thank you!

Health Alerts

Faculty, staff, and parents may subscribe to Health Alerts (requires login). See how-to documentation on signing up for text alerts.