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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 [email protected] 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


If your child displays any of the following symptoms, we strongly suggest that you keep them home from school and contact their pediatrician for additional guidance:
  • A fever of 100.4 degrees or higher
  • A new or worsened cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • A sore throat 
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • New onset of a severe headache



In accordance with the CDC and Franklin County Public Health, Grandview Heights District has updated its COVID-19 policy and procedure to reflect the new guidance. Please read below the provided information from the FCPH.
CDC press release

Detailed recommendations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has adopted streamlined recommendations for dealing with common respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19. As a part of this guidance, the CDC and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) continue to recommend core prevention strategies such as staying up to date on vaccinations, practicing good hygiene, taking steps for cleaner air, and staying home when sick.

Individuals can return to normal activities when symptoms have been getting better for 24 hours. Individuals who had a fever as a symptom can resume normal activities when the fever has been gone for at least 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medicines). Once people return to normal activities, they should take enhanced precautions for the next five days (including wearing a well-fitting mask when able, keeping a distance from others, and using available test methods to inform individual actions).


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 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.