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Flu season is sticking around.  Hand-washing is the best way to prevent the spread of germs.  See your doctor for information on how to best protect your student and yourself from the flu this year.  Here are some updated guidelines and helpful tips from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).



Is it just a Cold or is it the Flu? 

    Check Your Flu F.A.C.T.S. 

F = Fever 

A = Aches

C = Chills

T = Tiredness

S = Sudden onset

Click the link to learn more:

Preventing the Mumps: Tips to Stay Healthy


Staying Healthy at Home Means Being Healthy at School!

Learn how with fun facts, tips, and even new recipe and physical activity suggestions at or just click on the plate below.




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Bossier Parish School Nurses

Welcome to the Bossier Parish Schools Nursing Department

We hope to provide you with useful information, as well as keep you updated on school activities.  The Bossier Parish Nursing Department mission statement is to 'Promote the optimal health of our students, thus ensuring their maximum attendance'.  We are working to establish good nutritional habits, provide health screenings, and offer use of support services to give students the tools to achieve success.  We strive to make every effort to ensure your child's learning environment is as healthy as possible.  Positive, parental communication and involvement are the best ways to reach that goal.  Please keep us aware of any/all recent changes in your child's health needs by contacting your School Nurse or the BPS Nursing Department.

2900 Douglas Drive ♦ Bossier City, Louisiana  71111

Located in Bossier Educational Service Center (BESC)

Phone (318)549-7250 ♦ Office Fax (318)549-7251 ♦ Fax for Medical Documents Only (318)549-7253 

Bossier Parish Schools Health Forms

Parents, Physicians, and Physician Staff:

The Nursing Department now has a separate, confidential, fax line specifically for medical documentation. That includes medication orders, medical release and authorization forms, and all requested student medicals.  Please send all medical documentation to (318)549-7253.

Click links below to download forms for the following (PDF):


Do you need to find health services for your child and are enrolled in Medicaid?  Not sure which physicians are Medicaid Providers in your area?  You can call 1-855-BAYOU-4U (1-855-229-6848) for information.  For finding physicians, click the picture below to access the LA Medicaid Provider Locator Tool for information on many types of services.  For your child's general care needs, click the picture then follow these easy steps.

  1. Under 'Provider Groups' choose 'Physician Services'.
  2. Under 'Provider Specialties' choose 'Pediatrics'.
  3. On the Louisiana map, click on any parish for a list of physicians and contact information. 
 How Well Are You Washing Your Hands? 

Click below and find out if you and your child are practicing good hand-washing.  Enjoy some fun activities, sing some songs, and maybe learn something new on how to keep germs away!

ACT 624


A Policy for Management of Severe Allergies in Schools has been implemented by the Bossier Parish School Board in compliance with SENATE BILL NO. 119, Section 1. R.S. 17:436.1(K), LA Act 624 involving the administration of medication in schools. 

Today students will receive a letter informing their Parent/Guardian(s) of the addendum to the Bossier Parish School's Policy for Administration of Medication at School regarding this Act.  The updated policy will be included in all future Student Handbooks, may be viewed on the BPS website home page, or at the link below.   A copy of the Parent/Guardian(s) Letter of Information regarding Act 624 being given to all Bossier Parish students today can also be viewed at the provided link below. 

Please follow the link below for some very helpful information regarding allergies.  


Districts Sanitation Product




Call the Nursing Department @ 549-7250

Helpful Sources of Information

Poison Control

Click the link above on Poison Control to get information on how to be prepared and safely handle this type of emergency before it arises.  

If you, or someone in your care has possibly ingested a foreign substance, ACT FAST call Poison Control 1-800-222-1222

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (or CDC)

Click link above on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for important information and updates on the latest and pressing health issues affecting our region, state, and the US.

Community Resources


David Raines Community Health Center-Bossier Location

1514 Doctors Drive  Bossier City, LA 71111
Medical—(318) 549-2500  Fax—(318) 549-2555
Dental—(318) 841-6023

  Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8am—5pm Wednesday 9am—6pm

How can we try to keep from getting sick?

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After you find out how to keep Staph Sergeant and his Germ Army

from invading your health, click the badge to become an Official PDI AGENT!

Tell everyone in your house you want to send them on a trip and keep them well at the same time.  Have them click on the soap and tour the Soap-a Cabana!  

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 Bossier Parish School Nurses
Important Immunization Information for Parents 

What to do if your child needs immunizations:  

  • Contact your physician

  • Contact the Bossier Health Unit for Bossier Parish immunization days

  • Check the Shots for Tots Schedule *See Link Below

  • Upon receiving the immunization, obtain an updated LA Immunization Card and send to the school office

You need to obtain a LA Immunization Card if: 

  • Your child receives immunizations/boosters. (we recommend asking for/making a copy to keep at home)

  • You are from out-of-state and are enrolling your child in a Bossier Parish school*

  • You are enrolling your child in school, and they need immunizations/boosters according to current age requirements

*A current immunization card can be transferred to an LA Immunization Card at your doctor's office or Health Unit.

CLICK ON LINKS BELOW for LA. Immunization Requirements, Map to Bossier Parish Health Unit, and Shots for Tots Schedules