The clinic will provide first aid if students become ill or injured during the day. The clinic will contact the parent or guardian if the situation requires your immediate attention or is a medical emergency. Please make sure that all parent contact information is up-to-date with Graves. Clinic workers supervise the administration of medications, take temperatures, and administer emergency first aid when appropriate.
Is My Child Too Sick for School?
If you answer YES to any of these, please keep them at home!
- Fever of 100.4 degrees with symptoms
- Nausea, reoccurring vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal pain
- Sore throat
- Persistent cough
- Red, inflamed, or discharging eyes
- Any open sore oozing fluid or pus
- Rash with fever or signs of illness
- Suspected impetigo, lice or scabies that is not being treated
- Any other unusual signs or symptoms of illness
Taking medications during school hours is discouraged. Parents are asked to arrange medication schedules so that it is not necessary for medication to be taken at school. However, if the physician recommends such administration, then the parent must complete the Administration of Medication Request Form (available from the school clinic) and return it to the school. It should be updated yearly. Medication must be in the original prescription container, brought to school by the parent/guardian and must be housed in the clinic. Students may not have medications in their possession or share these medications with others.
***Children should not transport medication to school.***
Over the Counter Medications
The clinic does not supply Tylenol, Ibuprofen, or other over the counter medications. For students who may need these medicines, parents will need to provide them to the clinic with appropriate forms. Students requiring ANY medication at school must have a parent bring the medication and documentation to the school clinic, this includes Ibuprofen, Tylenol, eye drops, and cough drops. All medication is stored and administered by the clinic worker. If students need to be given medication, we cannot give it to them unless we have written permission. Medication must be kept in the clinic in the original container. If the medication is to be administered for more than one day, an Administration of Medication Request Form must be completed. Students may not have over the counter medications on their person. Please use the link below to access school medical forms.
List of Gwinnett County School Medical Forms
GCPS Medical Forms are available by request from the school clinic.
7:45am to 2:45pm