Hello Garfield families,
Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! I’m Rebecca Dubin, the full-time nurse at Garfield. I’m thrilled to be back and also to introduce Amnah King, a veteran SPS school nurse who will team with me at Garfield on Mondays throughout the year. Welcome, Nurse Amnah! We look forward to supporting students with their health needs so they are ready to learn.
Although we can’t see students in our office, we are still here for them. Anyone with a health concern or needing information can call 206-252-2277, email us, or send a message through Schoology. The School Nurse Schoology course is also a great place to get health-related updates and find resources.
The Garfield Teen Health Center, our school-based clinic, is offering appointments by phone and in-person at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic while our building is closed. The teen health center offers medical, mental health, and nutrition services, and all care is free! For more information, call clinic coordinator Natalyn Rodriguez at 206-987-0290 or send her an email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back to school means it’s time for a flu shot! This year SPS is partnering with Seattle Visiting Nurse Association to host drive-through/walk-up flu shot clinics at 15 schools throughout the city. These clinics are open to students and families; see all the details here. Students registered at the Garfield Teen Health Center can also get a flu shot; stay tuned for more information.
Nurse Amnah and I will be reaching out to families whose students have health conditions in the days ahead. We also hope to connect with as many students as possible to see how school is going and to offer support. Again, we are here for our students and families.
Have a great school year!
Nurse Rebecca Nurse Amnah