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    Meet the School Nurse

    School Nurse

    Hello, my name is Amanda Schwartz and I am the School Nurse at Roosevelt High School. I have been a nurse for 14 years, practicing in a wide variety of specialties. I grew up in Bellevue and graduated from Interlake High School. I went to Bellevue Community College where I obtained an Associates Degree in Nursing, and from there went to Washington State University where I obtained my Bachelors in Nursing. I have a son who is senior in high school, at a different school.  I am passionate about suicide prevention and sexual assault prevention.  I volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and am the advisor to the Roosevelt Suicide Prevention Team and the Gender Diversity Club.  I also work as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner for Harborview. 

    I am responsible for the health and safety of all students and staff in the building.  The health services I can provide to students include health screenings (vision, hearing, scoliosis), illness and injury assessment, medication administration, first aid, and emergency care. I also actively participate in health education and health promotion.


    I work closely with the Roosevelt Teen Health Center.  The Teen Health Center is located inside the school and is operated by NeighborCare.  Any student enrolled at Roosevelt High School can schedule an appointment to see our medical and mental health providers by having a parent or guardian complete the registration forms online.  You may also complete a paper copy and return it to the school-based health center.

    Things that I need to best help your student are:

    If your child is sick, please review the following document to determine if they are able to come to school while sick or not.  Is My Child too Sick to go to School?


    Immunization Information

    Washington State law requires ALL students to be immunized against certain diseases, a certain number of times, in a specific sequence in order to attend school. If your high school student has not had the following immunizations they may be prevented from remaining at Roosevelt until it can be proven that they are indeed current. If needed, your child can access immunizations at the Roosevelt Teen Health Center.

    Those students who are not in compliance with the state law should have received notification from District Health Services this summer as to what immunizations were incomplete and were to have attended to addressing this deficit, and informing Health Services of the new/additional dates.

    • 4 DPT/TD with the last one ON or AFTER the 4th birthday. A booster should be given every 10 years but this is not required for school attendance though recommended.
    • 3 Polio (OPV or IPV--only IPV is given now) with the last one ON or AFTER the 4th birthday.
    • 2 MMR (Measles) with the first ON or AFTER the 1st birthday, the second anytime after 30 days but usually given by the 6th grade.
    • 3 Hepatitis B vaccines--the series is usually completed within 6 months.
    • 1 Tdap after age 11

    In addition the Center for Disease Control recommends the following vaccines for the teen population: HPV (cancer) MCV (meningitis), Hepatitis A and the annual Flu shot/Flu mist.

    Immunization Form for your doctor to fill out.

    Immunization Requirements for School Attendance 2017-18
    Your child can access immunizations at the Roosevelt Teen Health Center

    Access your family's immunization information and Certificate of Immunization form through the Department of Health website MyIR. You will need to set up an account to access the information. You can also call or email DOH office WAIISRecords@doh.wa.gov or 1-866-397-0337.

    Learn more about the vaccines.



    Frequently used forms

    Consent to Share Information Form   If you would like your child's doctor, counselor, or other health care provider to share information with a teacher, academic counselor or school nurse please complete this form. A student over 13 also needs to sign the form in order to share counseling information.

    Medication Authorization Form     This should be completed if your child needs to take medication regularly during the school day.

    Dietary Form   This must be filled out if your child plans on eating breakfast and/or lunch at school and has a medical required dietary need (allergies, medical conditions).

    Free/Reduced Lunch info. There are many benefits to enrolling your student for free/reduced lunch. Roosevelt offers fresh helathy food for breakfast and lunch daily.

    Athletic Physical Form 

    A student athlete needs to have a completed physical exam by a licensed health care provider every two years.  This can be done at the Roosevelt Teen Health Center

    Roosevelt Teen Health Center Registration Form

    Contact Information

    Amanda Schwartz, BSN, RN

    Email: ajschwartz@seattleschools.org
    Phone: 206-252-4817
    Confidential Fax: 206-743-3165

    Hours: 8:30am-4pm

    Office Location: Teen Health Center, room 255

    Additional Resources

    Visit our SPS District Health Services Resource page for links to additional helpful information for families.

    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

    Family Resources

    The School Nurse works closely with the Academic Resource Specialists to ensure that all students have access to the materials they need at school and at home. 

    Every Friday we send home food packs to families and need.  To participate in this program, parents or students can simply email Nurse Amanda or tell her in person. 

    If your family needs additional help with resources during the school year or during breaks, please email Nurse Amanda at ajschwartz@seattleschools.org or Mrs. Erin Bailey at eebailey@seattleschools.org.

    If your family/student is homeless, please reach out to the nurse or your student's school counselor for assistance in enrolling in the McKinney Vento program, and signing up for additional resources. 

    Hygiene Services for SPS Students & Families