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School Nurse

Prepare for Your Student’s Health at School

Washington state law requires that school staff and parents plan together for the safe care of their child throughout the school day.

  • Health issues: Please report any health issue your child has that could impact safety and learning at school to the school nurse. You can contact the nurse directly by phone or e-mail.
  • Medication at school: If your child needs to take any type of medication during the school day, even if it’s temporary, a medication form must be completed by the child’s health care provider and signed by parent. Authorization for Medications Taken at School (multiple languages)
  • Medical treatments at school: If your child needs a treatment at school, such as: G-tube feeding, insulin calculation, clean urinary catheterization, suctioning, nebulizer, dressing change, and others please have the health care provider complete the treatment form. Authorization for Treatments and Procedures to be Performed at School

School-Based Health Centers

Students have access to additional health services through the school-based health center located at this or a nearby school.

Services are available to all students, regardless of their ability to pay. Your insurance may be billed and this program is also supported by the Seattle Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Plan.

Services include immunizations, sports physicals, prescriptions, reproductive healthcare, mental health counseling, lab tests, and nutrition counseling.

Families must enroll their student to receive most services. Students can enroll themselves for confidential health services.
King County School Health.

Mission Statement

Seattle Public School nurses partner with families and communities to care for the health and well being of our students so they can thrive in school and in life.

Vision Statement

Seattle Public School nurses commit to protect and promote our students’ physical and mental health. We value diversity, inclusion, and equity, and recognize the harmful health impacts from historical and present-day racism against Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. We believe that eliminating racism and White Supremacy and improving health care equity demands continuous examination of biases in ourselves, our practice, and society.

Therefore, in support of the students, families, and communities we serve, we will:

  • Build positive, trusting relationships with students to increase their sense of safety, belonging, and self-worth.
  • Actively engage and partner with families and communities.
  • Build a staff that is culturally respectful and reflects the students we serve.
  • Review and revise our policies and practices to support health care equity among our students.
  • Continually prioritize racial equity in professional development, decision-making, and resource allocation.

Through these actions we seek to promote the life-long health and fulfillment of every student in Seattle Public Schools.

Seattle Public Schools is Hiring Nurses

Contact Information

Twinkle Ramos BSN RN

Email:  tnramos@seattleschools.org
Phone:  206) 252-1407
Confidential Fax: 206) 743-3126

Hours:  TBA

Additional Resources

For information about head lice, how to know when your child is too sick for school, and more, please visit the SPS Health Services Additional Resources page.

School-Based Health Center (SBHC)

List of King County School-Based Health Centers

Students have access to additional health services through the school-based health center located at this or a nearby school.

Services are available to all students, regardless of their ability to pay. Your insurance may be billed.

Services include immunizations, sports physicals, prescriptions, reproductive healthcare, mental health counseling, lab tests, and nutrition counseling.

Families must enroll their student to receive most services. Students can enroll themselves for confidential health services.