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    Welcome to Ballard High School 
    School Year 2018-19!

    My name is Annette Cologna and I am the full-time school nurse at Ballard High School. My nurse experience varies from working in orthopedic, psychiatric, general medical surgical to specializing in cardiac and thoracic care and, most recently, as a school nurse this past 2 years. I am passionate about working with the youth in my community and feel confident that I can attend many of your child’s ills and injuries.

    In addition, this year there will be another registered nurse, Stephanie Van Cleave, one day a week to help meet the increased health needs of BHS students. In her own words, she “brings wide array of experiences ranging from leading wilderness youth leadership trips, volunteering aboard with Peace Corps, and working as a nurse in the hospital and community setting”. She is “excited to help students stay healthy, achieve their wellness goals, and learn about their bodies and minds”. Please welcome her to our Ballard High community.

    The Nurses 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 the 2018-19 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.

    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. Links to forms are updated as they become available.


     - Flu Shot Clinic Information Letter | FAQ
     - Seattle Visiting Nurse Privacy Practices
     - Flu Vaccine Information Statement
     - Flu Consent Form


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    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
    to the left of the Main Office.

    BHS Nurse Breaking News!

    Flu Shot Clinic!
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 3:00 - 7:00 pm | BHS Performing Arts Center Lobby

    ATTN: Parents: Seattle Public Schools changed their immunization data entry system to the Washington State Immunization Information System (WA IIS). Because of this, some data may have not have been entered (even though your child received them) and a non-compliance letter was generated. If you received a letter recently stating your child’s immunization records are incomplete, please know that your child is still eligible to attend school. However please bring a records in as soon as possible. Thank you Annette Cologna, RN Ballard School nurse.

    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.