Student Health Information
Health Services partners with families and communities to ensure that all students are healthy, safe and ready to learn.
If your student has a health condition or concern, please contact your school nurse.
Preventing the Spread of Infectious Diseases
The health and safety of students and staff are critical in the school setting.
School Staff use this guide to limit the spread of infectious illness. It offers valuable information for parents when their child has a health issue.
Is My Child Too Sick to Go to School? A guide for parents
- Is My Child Too Sick to Go to School? (Chinese)
- Is My Child Too Sick to Go to School? (English)
- Is My Child Too Sick to Go to School? (Spanish)
- Is My Child Too Sick to Go to School? (Vietnamese)
Check your student’s vaccination records or contact your health care provider to be sure your student has received all their required vaccines.
If you received a letter from Health Services about vaccines your student needs for school, please make sure they receive the immunization(s). Send the immunization record to the school nurse or have your health care provider fax the record to the nurse. Read more about immunizations required for students at SPS.
Students with Extraordinary Nursing Needs
Seattle Public Schools offers regionally placed schools with full time nursing services for students who require professional nursing on a regular basis. List of Level B schools by region.
Field Trip/Outdoor Education Information
Field trips are an educationally sound and important component in the instructional and/or athletic programs of schools.
Your student’s teacher and school nurse will partner and communicate with you about required authorization and health forms.
Head Lice Information
Immediate or long-term exclusion is no longer recommended. Please contact your school nurse for any questions you may have.
Students Who Are Homeless
You or your family are considered “homeless” if you are:
- Living in a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground.
- Living on the street.
- Living in an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodation.
- Doubling up with friends or relatives because you can’t find or afford housing.
- Waiting for a foster-care placement.
Students who are homeless have certain rights under Federal law.
Sexual Health Education
Information and waiver available on our SPS Forms page under Sexual Health Education.
Accessing Student Health Information
Seattle Public Schools partners with SchoolCare, our student health record platform, to manage student health information. This platform is both HIPAA and Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. A federal law that protects students' More compliant. SchoolCare is accessed only by school nurses and a limited number of office staff who have received training in using the system and work at schools without a full time nurse. There is no parent portal or parent access to SchoolCare. You can contact your child’s nurse when you have questions about your child’s care during the school day or health information on file with the district.