BHS graduate Tammy Suen, MSN, RN, returned to BSD as a school nurse to care for students in a way she felt the nurses and counselors cared for her as a 16-year-old student new to the district. She talks about her calling to serve students and why she feels it is an amazing job despite the current challenges.Read More
With the recent news of two students in our community receiving life-saving treatment by the Bellevue Fire Department for pills believed to have been fentanyl or laced with fentanyl, I send you this message to create more awareness about this deadly substance.Read More
Washington State approved changes to immunization policy that went into effect in August 2020.Read More
Talk to the staff from International Community Health Services (ICHS) and the Highland Middle School Health Center and they have a lot of powerful stories despite that the health center is only in its third year of operation. Staff and health practitioners give students access to care, but they also help to teach students to advocate for themselves.Read More
Medical orders and unexpired medications will be collected now for the 2019-20 school year.Read More
On May 4, 2017, Governor Inslee signed Substitute Senate Bill 5404 which took effect immediately. A new section was added to the medication in school law (RCW 28A.210.260) that allows students to have FDA-approved topical sunscreen at school without a prescription from a licensed health care professional.