Students with Health Conditions
Life-Threatening Health Conditions
Washington State law requires that when there is a student with a known life-threatening health condition, schools must be prepared for a life-threatening event on the day the student starts school. After July 1 for the upcoming school year, please complete the Authorization for Medications Taken at School form and take needed medication(s) to the school before your child’s first day of attendance. Contact your school nurse to create/update your child’s health plan
Significant Medical Condition or Disability
If you believe that your child has a health condition that requires daily attention of a school nurse, administration of non-oral medication during the school day, a procedure requiring the skill of a licensed nurse, or a fragile condition requiring the daily assessment of a school nurse, please contact the Student Health Services program manager 206-252-0752 prior to selecting a school.
Home / Hospital Instruction
Home / Hospital Instruction is a state (OSPI) program that provides funding for schools to provide limited scholastic support to students with a health issue. To qualify, students must be expected to miss at least four (4) weeks of school, but no more than eighteen (18) weeks. In case of chronic illness, the services can be intermittent.
Transportation for Medical Reasons
Students who live within the walk zone but who have a medical condition that makes transportation necessary. This may be used for short-term or long-term conditions and must be renewed each year.
This cannot be used to serve Special Education students for conditions related to their qualifying condition. Contact Special Education in those cases.
Students with Disabilities
If your child has a disability s/he may qualify for services under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For more information, please see the following procedures and forms for the identification, evaluation and provision of services to 504 students.
- Seattle Public Schools
- 504 Accommodation Guide for Parent and Educator
For more information on 504, check out
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.
Diet Prescription for Meals at School
Students who need special school meals due to the student’s disability or chronic medical condition must have a Diet Prescription completed and signed by the student’s health-care provider.