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B.F. Day School Nurse

Meet our School Nurse

My name is Annette Cologna, and I am your nurse for B.F. Day

Annette Cologna

A little about me: I went to University of Washington School of Nursing and graduated in 2000. After graduation, I worked in many states as a hospital nurse in different settings, specializing in caring for the heart and lungs. I have worked at Ballard High and Hamilton International Middle Schools for the past 6 plus years. I am confident I can care for your child’s ills, injuries, and health needs.

More about me: I am fun, kind, and have a big heart. I live close by in Ballard and love the community I live in. I have also heard many great things about B.F. Day’s community.

I am looking forward to meeting you and being your nurse!


Hello Parents – This year school nurses are seeing many different viruses aside from Covid. Please be mindful to keep your child home when they are sick. Refer to this helpful guide of when to keep your child at home.

The Flu Shot Clinic was very successful! Over 250 people received their flu shots. Thank you for attending to help keep our community healthy. If you missed the clinic or would like a covid booster SPS has the following upcoming clinics as soon as this weekend. Visit the district’s site for Fall Flu and COVID Vaccination Clinics for listings of other upcoming clinics.

Hearing & Vision Screenings Nov 10

  • When? During School Hours
    • November 10: Kinder, Grades: 1, 2, 3, 5

I will be performing mandated hearing and vision screenings on your students in their classrooms on November 10. Please follow through with the recommended evaluation and return doctor’s note to me if you receive a referral form.

Please note that the district does not require grade 4 to be screened. Feel free to email me, Nurse Annette if you have concerns regarding the hearing and/or vision of your 4th grader or any student. I am happy to screen them. 

Testing Positive for Covid

If your child tests positive for Covid at any time during the school year, parents must self-report at CIC-Health.

The information goes to our central district data system (CIC) and to Nurse Annette. Parents will receive updated isolation and return to school guidance from CIC. Currently, isolation is based on date of onset of symptoms (if no symptoms- use test date). Typically, students will isolate for 5 days and return on day 6, if symptoms have significantly improved and fever has resolved within 24 without medication. Student must wear a mask on campus days 6-10. If a student cannot wear a mask, they need to stay home through day 10.

If there is another child in the household that has not tested positive, it is recommended to wear a mask and watch for symptoms for 10 days. The child can continue to attend school pending negative test results and fever free for 24 hours. Refer to the district Covid Dashboard.

Health Resources

Read the district Covid Health & Safety Guidelines in the August 26, 2022 Sun Dragons’ Dayette.

To prepare for a safe school year, please provide updated health and medication information (Immunizations, Medication Form, Medication and Health Plans) on your child early. Refer to the district Heath Services Forms page for more information.

Thank you for attending to these important matters. I look forward to a great school year!

District Updates

Prepare for Your Student’s Health at School

Washington state law requires that school staff and parents plan together for the safe care of their child throughout the school day.

Health Issues

Please report any health issue your child has that could impact safety and learning at school to the school nurse. You can contact the nurse directly by phone or email.

Medication at School

If your child needs to take any type of medication during the school day, even if it’s temporary, a medication form must be completed by the child’s health care provider and signed by parent. Authorization for Medications Taken at School (multiple languages)

School health rooms do not keep medications on hand for general use. Medications must be supplied to the school by the parents/guardians for their student’s individual needs. All medications must be brought to school in their original container/box with prescription label attached (if it’s a prescription medication) in order to be administered.

Medical Treatments at School

If your child needs a treatment at school, such as: G-tube feeding, insulin calculation, clean urinary catheterization, suctioning, nebulizer, dressing change, and others please have the health care provider complete the treatment form. Authorization for Treatments and Procedures to be Performed at School

School-Based Health Centers (SBHC)

Students have access to additional health services through the school-based health center located at this or a nearby school.

Please have parent/guardian and/or student (if accessing services that do not need parent consent) call the clinic to schedule an appointment before student goes to the clinic.

Please schedule an appointment in advance especially if student does not attend the school of the school based health center. The SBHC may not have the capacity (panel may be full) or due to other limitations may not be able to serve students who are not from the school.

Services are available to all students, regardless of their ability to pay. Your insurance may be billed and this program is also supported by the Seattle Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Plan.

Services include immunizations, sports physicals, prescriptions, reproductive healthcare, mental health counseling, lab tests, and nutrition counseling.

Families must enroll their student to receive most services. Students can enroll themselves for confidential health services.

When to Keep Your Student Home

Additional Resources