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Promoting Student Health

South Kitsap schools are in a unique position to identify children in need and assist families with accessing services and meeting the needs of the whole child. SKSD partners with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services under the Medicaid Administrative Match program to assist with Medicaid outreach and education, identify children and families who may be eligible for services, and assist with the application process. The goal of this program is to connect SKSD students and their families to medical, dental, mental health, substance abuse, family planning, and other services.

SKSD receives federal funds for partial reimbursement of administrative costs of outreach and referral for these services under the Medicaid Administrative Match program. Reimbursed outreach activities performed by our staff include informing individuals and families about Medicaid services, assisting in the application process, and accessing needed medical services.

The Health Services Department works in partnership with families, district staff and community to facilitate the learning process through assisting students with the readiness to learn, and promoting student wellness. The program includes services which encourage early detection of health problems and prevention through health education and a positive environment for learning.

The Health Services Committee meets once a month to discuss issues that involve student health and wellness, including work on policy and procedures.

The Committee is a multidisciplinary team that includes members from the following departments:

  • School Nurses
  • Health Room Assistants
  • Office Coordinators
  • District and Building Administrators
  • Pediatrician
  • SK Fire and Rescue
  • Food and Nutrition Services
  • Office of Special Services
  • Facilities and Operations
  • SKSD Athletic Trainers

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Important Forms