Health Services

Registered nurses support health and safety of students

BGPS 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 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 per 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

Low-cost accident and sickness insurance

Out-of-pocket expenses for medical care can be significant. Low-cost insurance plans are available for families. To learn more about available coverage, please explore the following flyers for details. If you are ready to enroll online, please visit Myers-Stevens & Toohey & Co website.

When flu season hits

Get more information on flu symptoms, how flu is spread, as well as tips for stopping the spread of germs.

stay home when you're sick

Want to know when to keep your child home?
Download the health and attendance brochure to learn more about common student illnesses.

Health and attendance brochure English PDF

Pautas para dejar los niños en casa-Spanish PDF

Когда детей нужно держать дома Russian PDF

Potentially life-threatening health conditions

Health conditions that are considered to be potentially life threatening are asthma, severe allergies, diabetes, heart conditions, 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.


Read more about state-required immunizations and forms.

Vacunas obligatorias para escolar.

Список прививок, необходимых для допуска к посещению школ.

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.

Health information and resources

School Health Services and Nursing Supervisor

Cathy Shannon, MN, RN

School Nurse Schedules and Contact Information

Click to view contact information and school assignments for our school nurses: School Nurse Assignments


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