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School Health & Safety

Summary: District Health, Safety, Guidelines, Resources & Protocols.

What You Need to Know…


22-23 SPS Health and Safety Guidance

The district sent an email via School Messenger to staff and families on Aug 26, 2022 outlining ways in keeping school communities healthy.

During the 2022-23 school year, SPS will offer Fall Flu and Vaccine Clinics and access to COVID-19 testing at schools to detect infection early. 

COVID-19 Response Information

Visit the COVID-19 response page for more information. Details about the monkeypox virus (MPV) are on the SPS website and in back-to-school packets families will receive on the first day of school. If you have questions, please contact us at

SPS Back to School Checklist

  • SPS Start to School Checklist: It has links to the district calendar, source set up, data verification, communication preferences, health protocols, FRL, Student devices, internet, transportation, volunteering all on one page!

Ballard HS Reminders

If you have questions or need assistance please contact the Main Office at 206-252-1000. Email Administrative Secretary Cindy Peterson at or for Sports email Athletic Secretary Bethany Nielcen at Attendance Secretary at

SPS Health and Safety Resources

Visitors and Volunteers in Buildings

One-time/one-day visitors and one-time volunteers are allowed in buildings during the school day with the following requirements.

  • Visitors must sign in at the Main Office
  • Visitors and staff in meetings together must follow all SPS Health and safety protocols

District Mask Update

While masking is now optional, masks must be worn in the BHS Nurse Office and the Ballard Teen Health Center. The district welcomes and encourages staff and students to continue mask wearing through the end of the year if that is their preference

Even More Resources

Ballard HS Bell Schedules

BHS Attendance Info

Ballard HS Nurse

Ballard Teen Health Center (BTHC)

Safety and Security at Seattle Public School

Seattle Public Schools will be physically and emotionally, safe and secure for all students, staff and visitors. /list

Who to Contact to Resolve Concerns

Who to contact to report and problem solve issues at school.

Thank You for Helping Keep School Communities Healthy

Thank you for all you are doing to keep our students in school and to keep our schools safe. 

District COVID-19 Health and Safety Resources

SPS COVID Vaccine Locations for Students and Staff

District Dashboard by School

District Technology Resources

District Weather Alert & Transportation Reminders!

District Resource List

District Mental Health Services

District Support and Crisis Resources

King County Information and Resources

Additional Ways to Find a COVID-19 Vaccine

Here are some other places where you and your child can get vaccinated:

Can’t Find What You Are Looking For?

Email me with tips on information you would like located here or better ways to support your searches on the Ballard HS website. Diane Taylor, BHS Website Editor at Thank you!

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