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    Welcome to Ballard HS
    School Year 2016-2017!

    My name is Annette Cologna and I am the new full-time school nurse at Ballard High School. I am passionate about working with the youth within my community. My experience as a hospital nurse specializing in cardiac and thoracic care, previous employment working with youth, and working for Seattle Public Schools this past year, I feel confident that I can attend to many of your child’s ills and injuries. Some of you may know me from last year when I substituted for Meg Carlson, long-time BHS nurse, who is now retired.

    My office is located on the first floor off The Commons next to the Security office. Our school nurse mission is to provide a comprehensive program of services that encompasses prevention, early detection, and remediation of health problems by providing health services, health education, and a healthy environment.

    I depend on the parents to keep me informed about changes of their child’s health so that I can provide the appropriate care. Please be sure we have your current phone numbers at home, work, and cell - this is extremely important when there is a student who is really ill or needs to go to the doctor!

    Please inform me immediately if your child has a illness or potentially life-threatening condition such as: Seizure Disorder, Diabetes, Life-Threatening Allergic Reaction, Asthma or Other.

    If your child requires medicine to be brought to school an Authorization for Medications to be Taken at School Form for 2016-17 school year must be completed for each medication. This includes all prescription, non-prescription or over the counter remedies. Please be sure it is completed with both your signature and the signature of the prescribing licensed healthcare provider. Once completed, you may send, mail, email, or fax me the form.
    In addition to nurse services, we are fortunate at BHS to have the Teen Health Center, a full-service clinic associated with Swedish Hospital. They are conveniently located in the healthcare center next to my office area and can see BHS students who register with them.  You may reach them at the Teen Health Center office: (206)781-6400 fax: (206) 784-5493. Registration forms are located in their office and on the BHS website: Go to the Services Tab, Teen Health Center tab, scroll down to bottom to Forms and Information and the link: Consent for Health Care Services.

    Forms and links are listed below that may be useful to you. I am happy to provide a hard copy for you if you do not have access to the internet. Ballard HS Nurse: Annette Cologna


    • Ballard Nurse Welcome Letter pdf icon
    • Student Health Information Form pdf icon 
    • Authorization for Medications pdf icon


    • Authorization For Release of Records pdf icon
    • Certificate of Immunization Status Form pdf icon
    • Varicella Vaccine Requirement 2017-18 pdf icon
    • School Immunization Requirements Chart for Parents 2017-18 pdf icon
    • Certificate of Exemption Form pdf icon
    • Home/Hospital Instruction Form pdf icon 

    Contact Information

    Annette Cologna, RN, BSN, PCCN
    Phone: (206) 252-1007
    Fax: (206) 743-3106

    Hours: Monday - Friday 8:15 am - 3:45 pm  
    Office Location: 1st Floor off the Commons

    BHS Nurse Breaking News!

    Cases of mumps had been showing up in King County. Please watch your students closely for signs and symptoms, including: fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, loss of appetite, and/or swollen, tender salivary glands under the ears on one or both sides and contact their health care provider immediately. Visit the Department of Health for more information.  Translations available

    How to access your Childs WA State Immunization Records  Did you know that you can manage your family's immunization records securely online? Once you register for this service through the Washington State Public Health Department, you can access the records & print your child's Certificate of Immunization Status for school without a trip to your healthcare provider. Remember that all students must have two Varicella vaccines for the 2016-2017 school year. 


    Community resources are not widely known and families often do not know where to turn for help in a crisis. For this reason we put together a list of places where you and your family can call for assistance if you have any concerns about someone’s well-being. This is by no means a complete list, but these are organizations that have been helpful to us in the past. Of course, if it is a medical emergency, please call 911 and listen for their instructions.

    24-Hour Crisis Line - available 365 days a year 206.461.3222
    866.427-4747 toll free
    206.461.3219 TDD

    Teen Link - every evening 6 - 10 pm 206.461.4922
    866.621.4636 toll free
    206.461.3219 TDD

    Poison Control - national number 1.800.222.1222

    Center for Human Services Mental Health/Drug and Alcohol Counseling
    17018 15th Ave NE Shoreline, WA 98155 206.362.7282

    Domestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN)
    425.656.4305 TDD

    The Healing Center - a grief support community Individual grief counseling and teen support groups
    Ann Sparling White
    6409 1/2 Roosevelt Way NE
    Seattle, WA 98115 206.523.1206

    Safe Crossings/Providence Hospice of Seattle - Grief and Bereavement Groups and individual counseling for teens around loss and grief
    Safe Crossings Foundation
    815 1st Street, #312
    Seattle, WA 98104

    Drug-Alcohol Counseling resources – contact me and I will send you a list of local chemical dependency counselors. We also have a drug/alcohol counselor from an outside agency in the school each week.