Health Services

Change to state MMR vaccine exemption law

A new state law removes the personal and philosophical option to exempt children from the MMR vaccine required for school and childcare attendance. Read more about state-required immunizations and forms (available in English, Spanish and Russian).

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.

Immunizations

Read more about state-required immunizations and forms (available in English, Spanish and Russian).

Concussion and Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Battle Ground Public Schools believes participating in athletics improves physical fitness, coordination, and self-discipline and gives students valuable opportunities to learn important social and life skills. But like most activities, participation in athletics comes with risks. Washington state law requires parents/guardians of and student athletes to be informed about and made aware of the nature and risk of concussion/head injury and sudden cardiac arrest. Informed consent must be signed by parents and youth athletes about the dangers of sports-related head injuries and sudden cardiac arrest. The forms and facts sheets are included below.

When flu season hits

You can help stop the spread of germs and keep your family healthy by following the simple steps outlined in this poster. Learn when to keep your child home from school in the Health & Attendance brochure.

Get more information on flu symptoms, how flu is spread, as well as tips for stopping the spread of germs on the Clark County Public Health Department website.

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