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Health Room

The Health Room of the GISW serves students from preschool through twelfth grade and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. If a student is injured or becomes ill during school hours, they go to see the registered school nurse.

This is how you can reach our health room staff:

Kim Varner, RN-BSN;

Regina Lambeck;



Calling in Sick: Please send all absences in the Elementary School and Upper School due to illness to  or call Ms. Kathryn Deschler at 301.767.3828. To call in sick for a preschooler please continue to call the number 301.767.3837. Thank you!

Our health team includes our registered nurse and two counselors. Please click the following links to get to the counseling pages:

> Counselor (Elementary School)

> Counselor (Grades 5 through 12)


Important Health Policies and Waivers:

> Allergy Policy

> Allergy Waiver

> Anti-Bullying Policy

> Immunization Policy


> Admissions-related Health Forms


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Founded in 1969 and run solely by parent volunteers, this group raises funds to benefit GISW. Learn more about the Friends