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Health Services

The Health Services program for Gainesville City Schools employs a team of school nurses and a clinic assistant that helps provide medical needs to our students. We are here to promote health and safety that contributes to students' well being and academic success. We work closely with school staff, coaches, administrators, counselors and social workers to make sure each student has every opportunity to achieve their academic goals throughout their educational career.  Students are able to thrive and be successful when they are present at school and healthy.

Each school is staffed with a licensed nurse who is certified in CPR and automated defibrillation devices. 

School Nurse Duties

  • Health education for staff, students and parents.
  • Evaluates illnesses and injuries and provides emergency care when needed.
  • Administration of prescription medications.
  • Administration of emergency medications.
  • Assist with health screenings for vision, hearing, dental and scoliosis.
  • Serves as a liaison between school personnel, family, community, and health care providers.
  • Provides specialized treatments for the students based on each individual's needs as ordered by their healthcare provider. 
  • Provides case management services.
  • Maintains current immunization records on all students. 
  • Conducts staff CPR classes. 
  • Attend IEP and 504 meetings when needed. 
  • Trains staff in Stop the Bleed for bleeding emergencies that may occur at school.
  • Trains staff on how to administer emergency medications to students when needed.  
  • Provides care for medically fragile students. 

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Immunization Requirements for School

Georgia law requires that all students attending school must have an updated immunization form (#3231) on file at their school. If you do not have your child immunized based upon your religious beliefs, you must provide a signed and notarized affidavit stating this reason. You may access the link below to see the Immunization Requirements for Georgia Child Care and School Attendance. 

7th grade Immunization Requirements:
All children born on or after January 1, 2002 who are attending seventh grade, and children who are new entrants into a Georgia school in grades eight through twelve, must have received one dose of Tdap vaccine and one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine to fulfill immunization requirements.

11th Grade Immunization Requirements:
All students entering or transferring into 11th grade will need proof of a meningococcal booster shot (MCV4), unless their fist dose was received on or after their 16th birthday.

General Health Forms

Health Services Team

Health Services Manager  
Dawn Wales BSN, RN

Centennial Arts Academy


Sandy Moore LPN

Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy

Karlie Grizzle-Jones LPN

Fair Street International Academy

Shannon Grizzle RN

New Holland Leadership Academy

Lynn Tate LPN

Gainesville Exploration Academy

Amanda Anderson RN

Mundy Mill Arts Academy

Lanie Parks LPN

Gainesville Middle School East Campus

Lucia Carron BSN, RN

Gainesville Middle School West Campus

Teri Holmly RN

Gainesville High School

Tiffany Lankford BSN, RN
Theresa Hawks LPN

Beth Kinsey -  Clinic Assistant

Float Nurse

Sue Stewart LPN