School Nurse

West Woodland School Nurse

Hello, my name is Ann Ilgen and I am the part-time nurse at West Woodland Elementary. I’m here to make sure that your student is safe and healthy at school. My nursing experience includes 6 years of critical care nursing and 4 years of general medical surgical nursing. I’ve worked as a school nurse for 3 years.

I am committed to forming relationships with students and their families so that I may help advocate for their unique presence and accomplishments in school. When I’m not working you can find my face in a book and enjoying the outdoors.

Please reach out to me with questions at

COVID-19 Information for Families

Updated 8/26/2021

The place that documents school district policy about isolating if you have a confirmed case of COVID and quarantining if you are exposed as a close contact to someone confirmed COVID positive is the Public Health – Seattle & King County website.

Seattle Public Schools, and all employers and businesses in King County follow our local public health authority’s guidelines.

The link above has a lot of information, including videos and illustrated scenarios with calendars of what isolation and quarantine look like.

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 email.

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)

School health rooms do not keep medications on hand for general use. Medications must be supplied to the school by the parents/guardians for their student’s individual needs. All medications must be brought to school in their original container/box with prescription label attached (if it’s a prescription medication) in order to be administered.

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

School-Based Health Centers (SBHC)

Students have access to additional health services through the school-based health center located at this or a nearby school.

Please have parent/guardian and/or student (if accessing services that do not need parent consent) call the clinic to schedule an appointment before student goes to the clinic.

Please schedule an appointment in advance especially if student does not attend the school of the school based health center. The SBHC may not have the capacity (panel may be full) or due to other limitations may not be able to serve students who are not from the 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.

When to Keep Your Student Home

COVID-19 When to Keep your SPS Student Home – COVID-like symptoms take priority over symptoms from “Is My Child Too Sick to Go to School?” guidelines

Additional Resources