Welcome to the health services at GWA!
Meet Our Team:
Cassie Zimmerman RN, BSN
Fatima Zahara Mounfaloti
Office Phone: (212) 05.22.95.30.19
ext. 212 for Cassie
ext. 211 for Fatima Zahara
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
- food allergies
- lice treatment
- and more!
GWA Student Health Policy EN
GWA Student Health Policy FN
- Individual health education on an as needed basis for matters of personal health (staff and students).
- 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.
- Keeping current medical records and vaccination history on all students. Collecting mandatory medical forms on all new students, 1, 4, 7 and 10th graders.
- Providing healthy living tips to staff and students via monthly emails, assembly announcements, Parent Weekly notes and ECHO articles.
- Administer medications provided by parents and with a physician's prescription.
- Monitoring and minimizing the spread of contagious diseases.
- First aid care for acute injuries (staff and students).
- Monitoring and treating (as directed by a physician/parent) chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and asthma.
- 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.
- Ensuring student health and safety during field trips.
- *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.
- Nutrition counseling and support to maintain a healthy weight.
- Parent referrals and assistance navigating healthcare system, support for critical illness/diagnosis.
- Collaboration with athletic director, kitchen manager, counselors, principals, head of school and head of operations to ensure safe practices for GWA students and staff.
- Contacting parents regarding medical concerns, when a student is ill and needs to go home or to a clinique for prompt medical care.
- Collaboration with student support services, teachers and administration to ensure student medical problems are managed in a way to promote academic success.
“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)