Jenny Whitney, APRN, LSN
Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays 9am to 4pm
Health Office- 651-888-7646
Google Voice phone or text- 651-760-0585
We have been seeing a lot of stomach bug illnesses going around lately; you may hear Gastroenteritis or Norovirus used to identify the symptoms. Norovirus is a viral infection of the stomach and intestines and is very contagious. In classes where a number of students have been out ill, information sheets have been sent home in backpacks.
Excluding an ill student may decrease the spread of this illness and of virus going around this time of year, to others in school.
Please keep your student(s) home if they have ANY of these symptoms: *See Health links for additional information
-Fever > 100.0 in the previous 24 hours (without fever reducing medication)
-Has vomited in the previous 24 hours, either the night before or the morning of school. The student(s) needs to be home and can return 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting.
-Diarrhea; increased number of stools than student's normal amount. Stools can also be less formed and/or watery or with mucus. Stay home until 24 hours without diarrhea.
-Rash with a fever
-General; Is not feeling well enough to be at school and actively participate in class.
-If you are awaiting the results of a Covid-19 test, stay home until you have received your final results. If positive, go to spps.org and click on the RED RECTANGLE icon to receive next steps.
* Please always include the health office on any emails relating to student illness, injury or clinic/hospital visits.
Hi! My name is Jenny Whitney and I am the Licensed School Nurse here at Global Arts Plus- Lower. I have been a Registered Nurse and Public health Nurse for 18 years and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for 12 of those years. I have practiced in hospitals, the Urgent Care setting and also in private practice as a Primary Care Provider.
I live in Apple Valley with my husband and two boys. In my free time I love to travel, watch movies, cook and bake, all kinds of creating, and spending time with my family and friends!
I'm thrilled to be starting my 2nd year as GAP-L school nurse. I am dedicated to protecting the health and safety of students and enhancing their education by addressing any health-related barriers to learning.
Beth Corrigan is the Health Assistant at GAP-L and is the other half of our Health Team! She is able to provide first aid, administer medication, and is a big part of the day-to-day Health Office flow.