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Services Overview

Nutrition Program & Meals

The Seattle Public Schools nutrition program serves breakfast and lunch for View Ridge Elementary students.

Health Services

Nursing Team

Student Health Services is the nursing program of Coordinated School Health Department.  We are committed to assuring a safe and healthy environment for all learners.  Our staff of dedicated certificated registered school nurses, RNs, LPNs, and other support staff are experts in student health in the educational environment.  School nurses in Seattle Public Schools have a minimum of a BSN and hold an ESA from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, which requires post-graduate coursework specific to nursing in the education setting.  Many of our nurses have master or doctoral degrees and are nationally certified in school nursing.  Our team of over 80 professional nurses is supervised by a Registered Nurse and they receive regular professional development on related school health topics.

What We Do

Nurses work with students, families, and school staff to assure that all children participate fully in Seattle Public Schools educational programs.  This begins with daily attendance, being well-rested, well-fed, and ready to learn.  Our goal is that all children are successful in school. Please call our school nurse, Pamela Altman at 206-252-5600, if you have any questions about your child’s health at school.

School Nurses serve all students enrolled in Seattle Public Schools.  The nurse’s role is to assure that students receive required screenings, are compliant with immunization laws, have required individual health plans (IHPs) in place, and that school staff are trained on the essential and individual needs of students with chronic health conditions.  They support a positive safe school climate, assist the school team in disability accommodations, provide direct nursing care, delegate safe medication administration to school staff, and participate in school health education.

What Can You Do to Keep View Ridge Safe and Healthy?

Be sure your child get adequate rest; good nutrition, and wears appropriate clothing for the weather.  If your child is sick, keep him/her home to rest.  Children should not be at school if any of the following are present:

  • An oral temperature of 100ºF or more-or if such a temperature was present within the last 24 hours.
  • More than 1 episode of vomiting or diarrhea in 24 hours.
  • Unusually tired, pale, no appetite, hard to wake, or confused.
  • Student has had injury/surgery and are unable to concentrate due to pain or pain medication.  Letting the school nurse know in advance of any planned surgery will be helpful.

Contact our nurse before sending ANY medications, including over-the-counter medications, to school.

Keep the school informed of all changes in contact phone numbers at home, work or emergency contacts so we can reach you if needed.