Ballard High School

High School

School Nurse

Ballard School Nurse

Ballard HS Nurse Beth Guynes!

Beth Guynes and dogs

Hello! My name is Beth Guynes and I am the full time school nurse at Ballard High School. I have been a nurse since 1998. My nursing background is in Public Health Field Nursing and Community Health Nursing. I am passionate about health teaching and about connecting families and students to available resources. I am committed to providing health care that supports classroom attendance, inclusion and a safe learning environment for everyone. In my free time I enjoy weaving, reading and playing board games with my 4 kids. I’m looking forward to a great year ahead!

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns!

Beth Guynes BSN RN (she/her)
School Nurse, Ballard High School
Phone: 206-252-1007
Confidential Fax: 206-743-3106

The Nurse office is located on the 1st floor left of the Main Office and beside the Teen Health Center.


Masks BHS Nurse & Teen Health Center

We are no longer requiring masks unless students have symptoms or are sick. 

School Health & Safety Protocols

Visit our School Health and Safety information and resource links for Ballard HS 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 Athletic Physicals and many other Health Services too!

COVID Isolation, Testing, Masking Calculator

Calculate your isolation period and when to get tested and when you can remove your mask after being exposed to COVID.

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

Important Health Information

Immunizations Up to Date?

Washington State Law requires every student to provide proof of immunization compliance to attend school. If you received a letter from Health Services about immunizations your student needs for school, please make sure your student receives the immunization(s) listed in the letter or provide documents to indicate exemptions.

Send the immunization record to the school nurse or have your health care provider fax the record to the nurse.

SPS immunization requirements

Life-Threatening Health Conditions

If your student has a life-threatening health condition (Diabetes, Allergies, Seizure disorder, Asthma, etc.), the following items must be provided on or before the first day of school:

  • Life-Saving Medication
  • Medication Authorization forms
  • Treatment Supplies

To ensure your student’s health and safety during the school day, Washington State Law requires that your student be excluded from school until these items are received by the school nurse. Please let your school nurse know if you have any barriers to providing these items so they can offer support.

See SPS Policy 3413 for more information regarding the exclusion process.

Annual Student Health Updates

Please report any health issue your child has that could impact safety and learning to the school nurse.

How to complete the Annual Student Health Update form:

Medication Form

Ask your health provider to complete the Authorization for Medications Taken at School.

  • Each medication requires its own form
  • Your health care provider must sign the form
  • You must sign the form

 This is required for ALL medications.


All medications must be in their original container and labeled with the student’s name. Prescription medication must have a pharmacy label.

Emergency medications must be in the building on or before the first day of school.

Check medication expiration dates! Try to get medications that will last the entire school year.

Flu Shots Help Save Lives!

Schedule a flu shot for your student and family members. Here’s how:

  • Contact a School-Based Health Center (students only)
  • Seek care from your healthcare provider

Watch for announcements for upcoming flu shot clinics.

Protection from Respiratory Illness

Take actions to help manage the spread of respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, and keep each other safe.

Register Your Student for a School-Based Health Center

Your student can go to any School-Based Health Center within the district. Please call the clinic to make an appointment.