March 30, 2020:  Gov. Larry Hogan issued a stay-at-home order for Marylanders which means no one should leave their home for any reason other than essential work, to get food or other fundamental reason. The order takes effect at 8 pm.
For the GISW this means:

1. All GISW buildings will be closed for the foreseeable future. 

2. In order to give our teachers and parents more time to prepare, we are postponing both parent nights that were scheduled for tonight to Thursday at the same time.

Distance Learning until Friday, April 24th, 2020.

We are here for you as we continue to prepare for the 2020/21 school year. The Admissions Office remains open. Please complete this form and we will contact you:

GISW updates related to the Coronavirus:

Health Room

Rebecca Horning, BSN-RN, School Nurse



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.



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:

> Allergy Policy

> Anti-Bullying Policy

> Immunization Policy

Admissions-Related Health Forms
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene conducts an annual inspection of our school's Health Room records. Students with incomplete vaccination records are not permitted in the classroom. Please support our School Nurse by supplying all required documents.
With questions regarding the following Health Forms, please contact our School Nurse:
Rebecca Horning, BSN-RN


> Preschool through grade 12 (for all): Vaccine Requirements 2019/20
> Preschool through grade 12 (for all): Part 1: Immunization Certificate
> Preschool: Health Inventory
> Preschool: Emergency Form
> SEL through grade 12: Part 2: Health Form

If needed:
> Authorization to Administer Prescribed Medication
> Self-Carry / Self-Administration of Emergency Medication Authorization/Approval
> Anaphylaxis/Severe Allergy/Food Allergy – Individualized Health Care Plan
> Allergy Action Plan
> Vaccination Exemption for Religious Reasons



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