Resources

School Nurse

Prepare for Your Student’s Health at School

Washington state law requires that school staff and parents/guardians 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.

To report an issue, you can contact the nurse directly by phone or email, fill out the online student verification form on The Source (September 1-30), or fill out the Annual Student Health Update paper form  (on the district Health Services Forms page).

Examples include: Seizures, diabetes, asthma, life-threatening allergic reaction, cancer treatment, and anemia.

Medication at School

If a student needs to take any type of medication during the school day, even if it is temporary, an Authorization for Medications Taken at School form (on the Health Services Forms page) must be completed by the student's health care provider and signed by the parent/guardian.

Medical Treatments at School

If a student needs a treatment at school, such as: G-tube feeding, insulin calculation, clean urinary catheterization, suctioning, nebulizer, dressing change, and others please have the student's health care provider complete the Authorization for Treatments and Procedures to be Performed at School form (on the Health Services Forms page).

Immunization Resources

Nurse Picture

Contact Information

Jennifer Ridgeley BSN RN

Email:   jlridgeley@seattleschools.org
Phone:  206-252-5507
Secure Fax:  206-743-3157

Hours:  Tues/Thurs 8:30am-3:00pm

Meet the Nurse!

 

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.