Health Services

Mission Statement

WE advocate and promote student health, wellness, and safety to support equal access to academic success.

School Nurse Wordle

School Nursing

School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the health, safety, and academic success of students.  The school nurse serves as a liaison between school personnel, family, community and healthcare providers to advocate for health care and a healthy school environment.

Parents are encouraged to contact the school nurse if their child has a health condition that requires services at school.

School Nurse Assignments


Aloha-Huber Park - Kim Bartholomew - 503-356-3805

Barnes - Wendy Costanzo-503-356-3811

Beaver Acres - Laura Van Dyke - 356-3810

Bethany - Joni Busche - 503-356-3838

Bonny Slope - Danielle Gonzalez - 503-356-3844

Cedar Mill - Julie Harper - 503-356-3806

Chehalem - Meghan O'Loughlin - 503-356-3807

Cooper Mountain - Kori Carbornaro - 503-356-3842

Elmonica - Kim Bartholomew - 503-356-3805

Errol Hassell - Kori Carbonaro - 503-356-3842

Findley - Danielle Gonzalez - 503-356-3844

Fir Grove - Kori Carbonaro - 503-356-3842

Greenway - Frances O'Connor - 503-3256-3817

Hazeldale - Laura Van Dyke - 503-356-3810

Hiteon - Sydney Garl - 503-356-3808

Jacob Wismer - Joni Busche - 503-356-3838

Kinnaman - Lori Perkins - 503-356-3813

McKay - Frances O'Connor - 503-356-3817

McKinley - Christy Middleton -503-356-3812

Montclair - Robin Stephenson - 503-356-3837

Nancy Ryles - Sydney Garl - 503-356-3808

Oak Hills - Danielle Gonzalez - 503-356-3844

Raleigh Hills K-8 - Robin Stephenson - 503-356-3837

Raleigh Park - Frances O'Connor - 503-356-3817

Ridgewood - Julie Harper - 503-356-3806

Rock Creek - Nina Fekaris - 503-356-3811

Sato - Christy Middleton - 503-356-3812

Scholls Heights - Meghan O'Loughlin - 503-356-3807

Sexton Mountain - Jan Larsen - 503-356-3814

Springville K-8 - Danielle Gonzalez - 503-356-3844

Terra Linda - Wendy Costanzo-503-356-3811

Vose - Jan Larsen - 503-356-3814

West T.V. - Julie Harper - 503-356-3806

William Walker - Wendy Costanzo - 503-356-3811


Cedar Park - Robin Stephenson - 503-356-3837

Conestoga - Megan O'Loughlin- 503-356-3807

Five Oaks - Kim Bartholomew- 503-356-3805

Highland Park - Kori Carbonaro- 503-356-3842

Meadow Park - Wendy Costanzo-503-356-3811

Mountain View - Laura Van Dkyke- 503-356-3810

Stoller - Joni Busche- 503-356-3838

Whitford - Nina Fekaris- 503-356-3817


Aloha - Lori Perkins - 503-356-3813

Beaverton - Julie Harper - 503-356-0638

Mountainside - Meghan O'Loughlin - 50703-356-38

Southridge - Jan Larsen - 503-356-3814

Sunset - Joni Busche - 503-356-3838

Westview - Nina Fekaris - 503-356-3811

ACMA - Robin Stephenson - 503-356-3837

HS2 - Christy Middleton - 503-356-3812

ISB - Jan Larsen - 503-356-3814

Merlo - Laura Van Dyke - 503-35106-38

Charter Schools - Frances O'Conno17r - 503-356-38

Feeding Team - Lori Perkins - 503-35613-38

ACE & CTP - Christy Middleton - 503-35612-38

Terra Nova - Nina Fekaris - 503-356-3811

District Preschool Programs

Lindsey Henning- 503-356-3843

Classroom Nurses

Heidi Bonner

Mindi Childress

Mai Nguyen

Soo Paeng

Heather Schluper

Rikki Shene

Nancy Spiegel

Angelica Suminski

Helpful Information

Should my child go to school?

It's normal for children to get sick from time to time. But when should a parent keep a child home? Please visit the Washington County Health & Human Services Department School Exclusion webpage for guidance, rules and communicable disease facts.

Below are some guidelines to help you make the decision about when to keep your child home from school. The recommendations are based on the guidelines provided by the Communicable Disease Program of the Washington County Department of Health and Human Services. They were developed to help prevent the spread of potentially contagious disease.

  • Fever: With fever greater than 100.5° F; student may return when fever-free for 24 hours (WITHOUT use of fever-reducing medicine).
  • Vomiting/Diarrhea: Any unexplained vomiting episode. May return 24 hours after last episode. Diarrhea equals three or more unexplained episodes of watery or loose stools in 24 hours OR sudden onset of loose stools. May return 24 hours after last episode.
  • Cough: Serious, sustained coughing, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing.
  • Rash: Any new rash accompanied by a fever. May return after rash goes away or clearance given by a health care provider.
  • Skin Lesions/Sores: Drainage from a sore that cannot be contained within a bandage OR sores are increasing in size OR new sores are developing day-to-day.
  • Other: Symptoms that prevent the student from active participation in usual school activities OR student is requiring more care than school can safely provide.

Home is the best place for a child who is ill. If your child is sick with a diagnosed communicable disease, please notify the school as soon as possible. This notification will greatly assist others who, due to medical reasons and/or treatments, have weakened immune systems and may require immediate and specialized care.

Medication Information for Parents


Home is the best place for your child to receive medication. If possible, spacing of medication dosages should be arranged to allow for home administration. The Beaverton School District follows State guidelines for medication administration, when home administration is not possible. Please review the BSD guidelines for medication administration to insure safe, accurate administration at school.


All Medications:

  • Must be in original container.
  • Must be transported to/from school by a parent/guardian.
  • Necessary paperwork is completed by parent/guardian. (All medications forms can be obtained in the school office.)
  • Adequate amount of medication is provided by the parent/guardian.
  • All changes in instructions must be in writing and cannot be accepted verbally.
  • All medications must be picked up at the end of each school year or they will be discarded.


Prescription Medications:

  • Must be in prescription bottle.
  • Label must have child’s name, name of medication, route of administration, dose amount to be given at school, frequency/time of administration, and physician’s name.
  • Most pharmacists will provide two containers for prescription medication at home and school.
  • Middle and High school students may carry emergency medications needed for immediate access (non-injectable) medications with them IF permission is obtained and the Self-Administration Medication Authorization form is completed and on file in office.


Nonprescription Medications

  • Must be in original container (no baggies, foil, etc.) and labeled with child’s name.
  • Physician order needed only when the parent’s instruction for administration contradicts the safe dosing instruction on the bottle/container.
  • High school students may carry these medications with them IF permission is obtained and Self-Administration Medication Authorization form is completed and on file in the office.

Head Lice Information

Head Lice Policy JHCCF - Pediculosis (Head Lice) (link - when available)

Lice Lessons provided by the National Association of School Nurses

Head lice is a common condition and is not associated with lack of cleanliness. While lice are a nuisance, they are not dangerous. Please take care to check your child’s head for lice on a regular basis.

Educate your child on these preventative methods:

  • Head lice are mostly spread by direct head-to-head contact. Lice do not jump or fly.
  • Avoid head-to-head contact during play and other activities at home, school, and elsewhere such as sports activities, playground, slumber parties, camp.
  • Less often, lice are spread via objects that have been in contact with a person with head lice, such as hats, scarves, hair ribbons, combs, brushes, stuffed animals or bedding.
  • Do not share these personal items.
  • Pets do not get lice.

What to Look for:

  • Itching/scratching of head, especially at the back of the head and neck.
  • Nits on the hair, close to the scalp. These are usually pearly-grey or brown in color and are tightly attached to the hair shaft.
  • Dandruff is easily removed, whereas nits cannot be brushed or swept away.

What to Do If You Find Lice:

  • Treat your child with lice treatment recommended by your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Follow all instructions carefully.
  • Seat child in a well-lit area, check the hair in small sections looking for lice and nits.
  • Work to remove nits by using a nit comb and/or pulling them off the hair shaft with fingernails and dispose of in a sealed plastic bag.
  • Check heads of household members. Treat if live lice are found.
  • Daily head checks are recommended for the next 2 weeks.
  • Wash your child’s towels, bedsheets and recently worn clothing in hot water and dryer.
  • Clean combs and brushes used by the child by soaking them in water at least 130°F, for 5–10 minutes.
  • Place non-washable items, such as stuffed toys in a sealed plastic bag for 2 weeks. Hatched nits/lice cannot survive more than 2 days without a human host.
  • Vacuum furniture, rugs, floors, and the vehicles where the child has been.

Note: Spending excessive time and money on house cleaning activities is not necessary to avoid re-infestation by lice or nits. Do not use fumigant sprays; they can be toxic if inhaled or absorbed through skin.

The school would appreciate notification if your child gets head lice. All information is completely confidential. Please contact your child’s school office or school nurse if you have additional questions or concerns.

Oregon Health Plan (OHP)

Oregon Health Plan: OHP Now Covers Me!

Free Health Coverage Offered by the State of Oregon. Beginning January 1, 2018, the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) is available to more children and teens younger than 19, regardless of immigration status.

OHP covers many health care services such as:

  • Check-ups
  • Tooth fillings
  • Glasses
  • Prescriptions
  • Labs
  • X-rays
  • Hospital Care
  • Rides to the doctor

Apply to see if you qualify. Help is free. A trusted OHP-certified community partner nearby can help you apply. Find a community partner by calling 1-833-OHP-FORU (833-647-3678) or visit

Immunization Information

Immunization Requirements & Resources

Oregon Health Authority: School and Childcare Immunization

  • Required shots
  • Immunization Packet
  • Vaccine Exemptions & Immunity
  • Sharing Immunization Rates
  • School Immunization Coverage
  • School Immunization Laws

Washington County Immunization Referral List

2018-2019 Immunizations Requirements:

A child 2-17 months entering Child Care or Early Education needs*

  • Check with your child's program or healthcare provider for required vaccines.

A child 18 months or older entering Preschool, Child Care, or Head Start needs*

  • 4 Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP)
  • 3 Polio
  • 1 Varicella (chikenpox)
  • 1 Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)
  • 3 Helatitis B
  • 2 Hepatitis A
  • 3 or 4 Hib

A student entering Kindergarten or Grades 1-6 needs*:

  • 5 Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP)
  • 4 Polio
  • 1 Varicella (chikenpox)
  • 2 Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)
  • 3 Helatitis B
  • 2 Hepatitis A

A student entering Grades 7-10 needs*:

  • 5 Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP)
  • 1 Tdap
  • 4 Polio
  • 1 Varicella (chikenpox)
  • 2 Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)
  • 3 Helatitis B
  • 2 Hepatitis A

A student entering Grades 11-12 needs*:

  • 5 Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP)
  • 1 Tdap
  • 4 Polio
  • 1 Varicella (chikenpox)
  • 2 Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)
  • 3 Helatitis B

*At all ages and grades, the number of doses required varies by a child's age and how long ago they were vaccinated. Other vaccines may be recommended. Exemptions are also available. Please check with your child's school, child care or healthcare provider for details.