Meet the School Nurse
Hello, my name is Scott Skoglund. I am your school nurse. Parents and staff call me “Scott” and students call me “Nurse Scott”. I am here to support you and the physical, mental, and nutritional health of your children in a safe environment so they can be at their best to have fun and learn. By working with parents and guardians who know and love their children more than anyone else, I am best prepared to support their children when they are at school. These are challenging times so please know I want to be a resource for your family. Please email, call, or text if you have a question, want to double check something, or are looking for help to find access to health care, immunizations, mental health supports, food, or emergency housing.
Free Health Services
Students can access additional health services beyond what is available at Orca K-8 School through enrolling in one of the 16 different school-based health centers located throughout Seattle in some of our Seattle Public Schools.
Services are available to all Seattle Public School students, regardless of their ability to pay. If you have insurance, it may be billed.
Some of the services provided include flu vaccination, other immunizations, sports physicals, prescriptions, reproductive healthcare, mental health counseling, lab tests, and nutrition counseling.
Call one of the health centers convenient for your family, confirm the services you want, enroll your child, and set up the appointment.
School-Based Health Centers
School-Based Health Centers within 2 miles of Orca:
- Aki Kurose Middle School Wellness Center
- Cleveland High School Wellness Center
- Franklin High School Wellness Center
- Seattle King County Public Health
- Center for Disease Control
- School Based Health Centers
- Student Meals
- SPS Health and Wellness
- Seattle Public Schools Translation Services
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- Access your child’s immunization records online
- For assistance, call 1-866-397-0337
- SPS Health Services Immunizations FAQ
Prepare for Your Student’s Health at School
Washington state law requires that school staff and parents plan together for the safe care of their child throughout the school day.
Please report any health issue your child has that could impact safety and learning at school to the school nurse. You can contact the nurse directly by phone or email.
Medication at School
If your child needs to take any type of medication during the school day, even if it’s temporary, a medication form must be completed by the child’s health care provider and signed by parent. Authorization for Medications Taken at School (multiple languages)
Medical Treatments at School
If your child needs a treatment at school, such as: G-tube feeding, insulin calculation, clean urinary catheterization, suctioning, nebulizer, dressing change, and others please have the health care provider complete the treatment form. Authorization for Treatments and Procedures to be Performed at School
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 and this program is also supported by the Seattle Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Plan.
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.
When to Keep Your Student Home
- COVID-19 When to Keep your SPS Student Home
- COVID-like symptoms take priority over symptoms from “Is My Child Too Sick to Go to School?” guidelines
- “Is My Child Too Sick to Go to School?” (English)