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Ballard School Nurse

Welcome Back!

Laurie Tirtanadi School Nurse
Laurie Tirtanadi RN MS ARNP

My name is Laurie Tirtanadi and I am your School Nurse for Ballard HS. I’m very excited to be working with all of you! My job is to support your child’s health and learning for the upcoming year. I hope to collaborate with and support you as we navigate these challenging times. My office is located on the 1st floor left of the Main Office.

Nurse News

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October is here and Fire Prevention Month in Seattle. We know how important fire safety education is to helping prevent fires and keeping our community safe. 

Each week, the Seattle Fire Department publishes and posts on their Seattle Fire Department website, multilingual safety videos of each topic.

Get Vaccinated Get Boosted with Vaccine Syring

Vaccination and boosters are the best protection against COVID-19

Need a flu shot?  The Teen Health Center now has Flu Shots available for students!  Sop by the Teen Health Center to make an appointment.


Masks Required for the BHS Nurse & Teen Health Center

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 if that is their preference.

Nurse Notes

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Ballard Nurse Notes

Welcome Back Students!

Looking forward to a Great 2022-23 School Year.

Read Notes from the Nurse Regarding Self Care

Watch for updates on our BHS Food Pantry in the Counseling Center for Students & Families.

School Health & Safety Protocols

Visit our School Health and Safety information and resource links for BHS families.

Student Resource Links and Phone Numbers

View this helpful SPS Student Resource List with emergency phone numbers, help with physical or mental health, food needs and more!

Protect your family from the flu!

Our Ballard Teen Health Center a School-based health center located in Ballard HS and offers flu shots to any SPS students, as well as many other Health Services too!

Access Your Immunization/Vaccine Records

Visit Wa State Department of Health for families to look up and download immunization records for their family members.

District Updates

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

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

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