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Nurse's Office

Welcome to the health services at GWA!

Meet Our Team:

Cassie Zimmerman RN, BSN

Fatima Zahara Mounfaloti

Contact Information:

Office Phone: (212)
ext. 212 for Cassie  
ext. 211 for Fatima Zahara


Important Resources and Forms

Student Health Manual

At GWA we highly value the health and safety of all our students! This manual serves to provide a singular place where all health-related policies are maintained. It is required that every enrolled student at GWA has up to date information in our records regarding immunizations, food/medical allergies and any significant medical history with a thorough physician assessment and TB screening.

Please note the nurse office staff are not able to dispense any medication without a written prescription from a doctor.

This manual contains detailed information about -

  • contagious illnesses
  • medication administration
  • concussions
  • food allergies
  • diabetes
  • lice treatment
  • and more!

GWA Student Health Policy EN

GWA Student Health Policy FN



Medical Forms

Additional Resources

Healthy Living

Infectious diseases and general health concerns

Concussion Information

General Safe Behaviors/Injury Prevention

Lice Information:
Proper combing is essential to getting rid of lice! Watch this video to know how to effectively comb out lice and eggs/nits.

Lice Facts EN

Lice Facts FR

What do we do?


  1. Individual health education on an as needed basis for matters of personal health (staff and students).
  2. Formal classroom education at any grade level per teacher request. This has included lessons about nutrition, personal health and hygiene, the reproductive system, CPR and first aid, injury prevention, physical/mental and emotional healthy well-being tips and much more.
  3. Keeping current medical records and vaccination history on all students. Collecting mandatory medical forms on all new students, 1, 4, 7 and 10th graders.
  4. Providing healthy living tips to staff and students via monthly emails, assembly announcements, Parent Weekly notes and ECHO articles.

Medical Care

  1. Administer medications provided by parents and with a physician's prescription.
  2. Monitoring and minimizing the spread of contagious diseases.
  3. First aid care for acute injuries (staff and students).
  4. Monitoring and treating (as directed by a physician/parent) chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and asthma.
  5. Providing emergency medical equipment for GWA and competent knowledge to assist in the event of a crisis on campus both on an individual or campus wide scale.
  6. Ensuring student health and safety during field trips.
  7. *Providing basic health screens for as many students as possible during the school year (including height, weight, BMI, blood pressure (upper school), vision, dental, hearing and scoliosis screens).

*due to the daily volume of staff and students we have not been able to implement yearly nurse office screens on all students yet.

Support Services

  1. Nutrition counseling and support to maintain a healthy weight.
  2. Parent referrals and assistance navigating healthcare system, support for critical illness/diagnosis.
  3. Collaboration with athletic director, kitchen manager, counselors, principals, head of school and head of operations to ensure safe practices for GWA students and staff.
  4. Contacting parents regarding medical concerns, when a student is ill and needs to go home or to a clinique for prompt medical care.
  5. Collaboration with student support services, teachers and administration to ensure student medical problems are managed in a way to promote academic success.

Where are we?

The nurse office is located on the main level of campus, overlooking the track and soccer field beside the MPR. The office is open daily, Monday through Friday from 0800 to 1630.

“School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and life-long achievement and health of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety including a healthy environment; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self advocacy, and learning.” (National Association of School Nursing)

student in nurses office