School Nurse

Meet the School Nurse

Scott, School Nurse
Scott Skoglund, 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:

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Free COVID Testing Locations


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.

Health Issues

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)

School health rooms do not keep medications on hand for general use. Medications must be supplied to the school by the parents/guardians for their student’s individual needs. All medications must be brought to school in their original container/box with prescription label attached (if it’s a prescription medication) in order to be administered.

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 (SBHC)

Students have access to additional health services through the school-based health center located at this or a nearby school.

Please have parent/guardian and/or student (if accessing services that do not need parent consent) call the clinic to schedule an appointment before student goes to the clinic.

Please schedule an appointment in advance especially if student does not attend the school of the school based health center. The SBHC may not have the capacity (panel may be full) or due to other limitations may not be able to serve students who are not from the 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

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