Student Health

As a parent or guardian, there is nothing more important than the safety and wellbeing of your child. No matter their age, the physical and mental health of students is the top concern of both parents and schools.

This webpage serves as a source of information, resources, and support for Waitsburg students and families regarding students' health. If you have any questions or concerns about student's emotional or physical health, please contact Rosy Nechodom or Stacy Schwarz:

Rosy Nechodom
Waitsburg School Counselor
PH: 509-337-6301

Stacy Schwarz, RN
Waitsburg School Nurse
PH: 509-492-1972

Support During COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted the lives of students, educators, families, and communities. At different times and in different ways, each of us may need additional support. Our Waitsburg school staff are here to support students and families:

  1. Recognize the physical and emotional stress resulting from COVID;

  2. Encourage you to practice self-care strategies for physical and emotional health;

  3. Offer support for families and students struggling with depression or other mental health concerns; and

  4. Share information for local and national contacts and resources.

4 factors of school connectedness: adult support; positive school environment; belonging to a positive peer group; commitment to education


Mental Health

Crisis Lines

National Lines:

Local Lines:

  •  Walla Walla Crisis Response Team: (509) 522-4278

  • Walla Walla YWCA Crisis Line: (509) 529-9922

  • Blue Mountain Counseling, Dayton Crisis Line: 1-800-626-8137

  • Dayton YWCA Crisis Line: (509) 382-9922

LGBTQ Crisis Lines:

  • The Trevor Project: 866-488-7386; 678-678 “START”

  • Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860