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Nurse Andrea Dishong

My name is Andrea Dishong and I am your School Nurse.

I worked as an Emergency Room Nurse for many years before becoming a School Nurse in 2019. Now I work at two different schools; I am at Gordon Parks on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I am available by phone M-F until 3:15pm at (651) 744-4037. Carol Schlagel is the Health Assistant, and she works in the Health Office on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Please see me if you are a new student so that I can learn about any health concerns you have or ways to assist you with your health needs. The Health Office is considered a safe space. This means that you can talk to me. For real. I will keep your information private and I will not judge you. Sometimes you may need to just vent or rest – you can also do that in the health office. I have a duty to keep you safe, so if you tell me that you are planning to hurt yourself or someone else, I will need to contact some other adults to get more help for you.

Other ways I assist students:

· Making sure state-required immunizations are up-to-date. If yours are not, I will be in touch by phone, mail, or in person. If you’re not sure, just ask me!

· Screening your vision and hearing from time to time, if you haven’t had this done at school in a while.

· Providing medication at school. I can keep medication in the health office for you; I just need a doctor’s order if it is a prescription medicine or a note from your guardian if it is an over-the-counter (something you can buy at the store) medicine. Either way, YOU will need to provide the medicine, I do not have random medication on hand.

· Determining if your health needs require special accommodations or services.

· Providing resources for you to get further evaluation for your health concerns.

Please reach out to me whenever you need to. I’m here to help!

Andrea Dishong (she, her) Licensed School Nurse Saint Paul Public Schools • Gordon Parks High School and AGAPE Office: 651-744-4037 • Google Voice/Text: 612-389-6976 • Fax: 1-651-305-5760/1103

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