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Welcome

 

Health Services is part of the Department of Student Services.  Here you will learn more about the Health Services program in the Grandview Heights Schools.  It is the goal of Health Services to protect and improve the health of the students and staff in the school community. It is our goal for children to enter the classroom in optimal health and ready to learn. When children miss school due to illness and other factors, they are excluded from the learning process.  If you have additional questions, please contact district nurse, Amy Elliott, RN, at amy.elliott@ghschools.org or by phone at the following numbers:

 

  • Grandview Heights High School - 614-485-4002
  • Larson Middle School - 614-485-4102
  • Stevenson Elementary - 614-485-4202

 

COVID-19 Information

Visit our COVID-19 Analytics and Targeted Surveillance Dashboard

Visit https://covid-19.myfcph.org for up-to-date COVID-19 guidance and information. The FCPH COVID hotline is no longer available and questions should be directed to ODH COVID-19 Hotline 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.

Recent Updates from Franklin County Public Health

FCPH Update 12.30.2021: Updated Isolation & Quarantine Guidelines

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Mask to Stay/Test to Play Option Information

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COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness.  Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
 
Fever or chills
Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fatigue
Muscle or body aches
Headache
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea
 
Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
 
Trouble breathing
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion
Inability to wake or stay awake
Bluish lips or face
 
Call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

 

RAPID ANTIGEN AT-HOME COVID-19 TEST KITS AVAILABLE

Franklin County Public Health (FCPH), partnering with the Emergency Medical Association (EMA), has provided At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits for students, staff and parents/family. The kits will be kept in the clinic and distributed per the clinic staff upon request.  For testing instructions, please see the attached PDF.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Per the updated recommendations of the CDC and FCPH, if a member of a household has COVID-19 symptoms, the following protocols are to be in place:

  • Siblings and housemates should remain home and quarantine until either an alternative diagnosis is provided by the physician and/or there is a negative COVID-19 test result.
    • When possible, isolate the family member that is having COVID-19 symptoms until the test results are back. 
    • Please provide documentation of the alternative diagnosis and/or negative COVID-19 test result to your child’s school. 
    • Once an alternative diagnosis or negative COVID-19 result is received by the principal/school nurse, the sibling/staff member may return to school/work. 
  • If the COVID-19 test is positive, that member of the household should isolate for 10 days from onset of symptoms. Please see FCPH Self Quarantine Guidance above.

In the event of a student being “exposed” or in “close contact” to the positive COVID-19 case in the school setting, the parents/guardians will be notified by a district employee involved in the investigation. The school health officials, with the assistance of the building principal, will work together to investigate any potential “close contact exposure” (i.e., contact tracing) based on FCPH guidelines. All positive COVID-19 cases are reported to the Ohio Department of Health. 

When there are confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the district, the district sends communications to our families.  Please see below for the levels of communication when such a situation occurs:

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To stay updated on the COVID-19 pandemic, visit Ohio Department of Health site: coronavirus.ohio.gov   A Daily Health Assessment Guide/Check-In is below and attached for your information and use. 
 

Daily Health Assessment

Hand Washing Guidelines

Can’t say it enough. Whether or not you get a flu shot, the best way to keep any disease from spreading is hand washing. Children should be taught to wash thoroughly:

  • Before eating or handling of food.
  • After using the bathroom.
  • After cleaning up their rooms or toys.
  • After touching any animal including family pets.
  • After coughing, sneezing or blowing their noses.
  • After being outside playing or working.
 

 

Immunization Requirements - 7th and 12th Grade

The immunization requirement for 7th grade states that prior to entry into 7th grade all students should have 1 dose of Tdap (Adacel) and 1 dose Meningococcal Vaccine (MCV4).  Watch for the information sheet in the monthly newsletter. This dose is to be given during the Middle School years. The 7th Grade Immunization Requirement Form is below. 

The immunization requirement for all students entering the 12th grade are required to receive 2 doses of the Meningococcal Vaccine (MCV4) prior to entry into the 12th grade.  The second dose of the vaccine must be administered on or after the 16th birthday.  There must be at least an eight week time span between the first and second dose.  If the first dose of the vaccine was administered after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required.  The 12th Grade immunization Form is below.