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: ballardhs.seattleschools.org. 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
BHS NURSE FORMS