School Health Services

Registered Nurses support health and safety of students

BGPS School Nurses support the educational process by improving the health and safety of our students. They 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. School nurses interact with other school staff as well as doctors, social workers and other health professionals to help ensure that students are ready to learn.

Each of the 12 Registered Nurses in our district oversees the health and welfare of about 1,400 children, including those who are medically fragile and/or have life-threatening conditions, as well as numerous staff members. Our health rooms average 50 visits a day. Annually, our nurses give more than 30,000 doses of medications, many of which can only be administered by a medically-certificated professional. Our school health staff also make 40 or more emergency 911 calls every year and contact thousands of parents for a host of health-related issues.

“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. (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. 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 in School Authorization form must be completed before medicines can be administered at school. Read more information about medications in school. 

Health Information and Resources 


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