School Health Services

Goals of School Health Services


The goal of BGPS School Nurses is to support the educational process by improving the health and safety of our students. The American Academy of Pediatrics says school nurses provide the best means of ensuring a strong connection with a student’s medical home, facilitating access to care, and bridging health, education, and social services for students. 


As education and health care have changed over the years, so has school nursing. Each of the 12 Registered Nurses in our district oversees the health and welfare, on average, of 1,400 children and numerous staff members.  Our health rooms average 50 visits a day.  Annually, more than 30,000 doses of medications are given, 40 or more emergency 911 calls are made, and thousands of parents are contacted for a host of health-related issues.


Our work is not confined to our offices. We interact with other professionals, including teachers, doctors, administrators, social workers, school psychologists and counselors.  We work behind the scenes to support the educational process by helping ensure that students are safe, healthy and ready to learn.


We practice and deliver services as Registered Nurses under the professional standards and licensure requirements set by the Washington State Board of Nursing, the Washington State Board of Education and our professional nursing organization.



“You cannot educate a child that is not healthy; you cannot keep a child healthy who is not educated.”

Dr. Jocelyn Elders, Former Surgeon General



Health & Attendance

Follow these simple tips to keep your child healthy and stop the spread of germs. 


Want to know when to keep your child home? 

Read the Health & Attendance brochure  to learn more about common student illnesses. (English) (Spanish) (Russian)




Potentially Life Threatening Health Conditions

Health conditions that are considered to be potentially life threatening are Asthma, Severe Allergies, Diabetes, Heart, Seizures, Neurological Disorders, and Bleeding Disorders.  Click here to learn more and find up-to-date forms. 

 

Medication at School

Battle Ground Public Schools recognizes that in certain infrequent cases, students must take medication at school.  A Medication at School Authorization form must be completed before medicines can be administered at school. Please click here for additional information and the form. 


Immunizations

Immunization information and forms are now available. Click here for more information (forms are available in English, Spanish and Russian).
 

Need to get your child immunized? Click here for a list of upcoming Immunization Clinics (Spanish and Russian versions are also available). 


Health and Attendance

Want to know when to keep your child home? Read the Health & Attendance brochure below to learn more about common student illnesses. 

Health Information and Resources 

 

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