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    School Services

    School Nurse

    Contact: Darcie Wiebke (dlwiebke@seatttleschools.org), RN BSN

    Darcie is at Salmon Bay on Mondays, Thursdays, and every other Wednesday.

    Your School Nurse is a skilled health practitioner with both a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing  who is trained to provide health services that support the educational process. Your school nurse is a liaison partnering with students’ families, health care providers, and the school staff. The School Nurse is responsible for identifying student health issues, managing life threatening health conditions, writing health care plans, and providing staff education and training on a variety of health topics. 

    The School Nurse performs state mandated screening for vision and hearing as required by Washington state law, maintains student health care plans and medication, and ensures that students are immunized in accordance with Washington state laws. They complete health assessments and screenings for all special education and 504 plan reports, acts as a health resource and provides first aid and nursing assessment. The School Nurse is a member of the Student Intervention Team, SSNA, WEA, NASN and SNOW.

    School Psychologist

    Contact: Heather Valentine (hkvalentine@seattleschools.org)

    School Psychologists have specialized training in psychology and education. They understand educational structures, learning style, and elements of successful learning. Through collaboration with parents and staff, school psychologists work to identify students with disabilities and determine their educational programming needs by conducting comprehensive special education evaluations.

    Special Education

    Contact: Anny Gately (angateley@seattleschools.org), Department Head

    The K-8 general special education program (SM1) at Salmon Bay upholds the standard of least restrictive environment for all students who qualify for special education services. What that means is that we individualize service needs for all students who qualify for special education. This could include full inclusion support in the general ed environment, small mixed groupings with specially designed instruction, resource room intervention support, or any combination of the above. In addition, the middle school also has two SM4 Inclusion programs for more intensive support with a lower student to teacher ratio.