Resources

School Nurse

Greetings from our school nurse:

Hello, my name is Liz Ko, and I am the West Seattle Elementary School Nurse. I am available to students and families every day during this period of remote learning. Please contact me anytime if you have questions about health resources, immunizations, returning to in-person learning, medications at school, Covid-19, or any other health-related needs or concerns.

Here is my contact info:

Elizabeth Ko, RN BSN NCSN

School Nurse, Seattle Public Schools

West Seattle Elementary School

egko@seattleschools.org

Phone: 206-252-9457

Fax: 206-743-3185

 

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).

Fall Flu Shots

Protect yourself and your community from the flu. Students (ages 4 and older), staff, and community members can get their annual flu shot at one of the flu shot clinics. Visit the SPS Flu Shot Clinics page for dates/times and to find a clinic near you.

Most forms of insurance (including Apple Health and Medicaid) and cash or check are accepted.

Students who are enrolled in their school-based health center can also get the flu shot. Visit the King County School Health website for a listing of locations.

Immunization Resources

Contact Information

Elizabeth Ko BSN RN NCSN 

Email:  egko@seattleschools.org
Phone: 206) 252-9457
Confidential Fax: 206) 743-3185

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)

West Seattle School-Based Health Center Neighborcare Health

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.