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    Meet the School Nurse

    Sophie Bo, BSN RN Nurse at B.F. DayHello, my name is Sophie Bo and I am the full-time nurse at B.F. Day.

    At B.F. Day Elementary School, the health and safety of our students is a high priority. To prepare for a safe school year, please provide updated health and medication information (Immunizations, Medication Form, Medication and Health Plans) on your child early and drop off in the nurse's office. Thank you for attending to these important matters. I look forward to another great school year!


    School Nurse Tips: Cold or Flu?

    The 2019-2020 flu season is currently underway with King County reporting flu activity in the area at moderate level. Cold and flu are respiratory illnesses caused by different viruses, but both may cause similar symptoms such as sneezing, stuffy nose, cough and sore throat. However, with the flu, symptoms are more abrupt with fever, chills, headache, and fatigue more commonly seen. For more information please visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/coldflu.htm

    You and your family can also help our city learn more about the flu by joining the Seattle Flu Study at https://seattleflu.org/

    Students and families who received a flu shot at school on 10/4/19 will not see this on the WA state database (WAIIS) at this time. Seattle Visiting Nurse Association who administered the flu shot has over 4,200 individuals (80 from our school) to enter into the database. This process may take them 2-3 months. In the meantime, if you are requiring immediate verification please email info@seattlevna.com and ask for a letter of verification stating the child’s name, date of birth, and the school name.

    Does your child need to catch up on vaccines or have an upcoming vaccine due?
    Free school vaccinations from Kaiser Permanente
    Who: All Seattle Public Schools Students
    Location: Aki Kurose Middle School
    3928 S Graham St, Seattle, WA 98118

    Dates: Friday, December 27, 2019 and Monday, December 30, 2019 |  Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


    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 e-mail. Or fill out the online student verification form (September 1-30) or through the Annual Student Health Update paper form. Examples include: Seizures, diabetes, asthma, life-threatening allergic reaction, cancer treatment, and anemia.

    • 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)

    • 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

    Fall Flu Shots

    Protect yourself and your community from the flu. Seattle Visiting Nurse Association will provide your annual flu shot to students (ages 4 and older), staff and community members. Most forms of insurance (including Apple Health and Medicaid) and cash or check are accepted. Visit the SPS Flu Clinics page for dates/times for a clinic near you. Students who are enrolled in their school-based health center can also get the flu shot. Visit the King County School Health website for a listing of locations.

    Immunization Information

    To attend school students must present a signed Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS). Our district requires that immunization information on the CIS comes from a medical provider. WA State Immunization laws state that the student is in compliance if they are:

    • Fully immunized or
    • In process of getting immunized
    • Has a completed Certificate of Exemption

    As of July 28, 2019, personal exemptions are no longer accepted in Washington State for the measles-MMR vaccine. Students who were previously in compliance with a Certificate of Exemption for MMR are now listed as out of compliance with state law.

    You can obtain a copy of your own or your child’s (under age 18) immunization record located in the Washington Immunization Information System (WAIIS).

    Visit www.myIR.net to keep up-to-date with past immunizations, get reminders for your family’s future immunizations, and even print your own official records.

    Students can receive immunizations through their school-based health center or at a school-based health center located nearby. King County School Health

    Other Immunization Resources:

    Contact Information

    Sophie Bo, BSN RN

    Email: ssbo@seattleschools.org
    Phone: 206-252-6017
    Confidential Fax: 206-743-3108

    Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Office Location: ​Inside the Main Office

     Additional Resources

    Visit our district services webpage for information about head lice, how to know when your child is too sick for school, and more. Visit SPS Health Services

    School-Based Health Center (SBHC)

    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.
    King County School Health