GCPS Medical Forms
Some health conditions may require that additional documentation be kept on file at your local school. Gwinnett County Public Schools has these forms available on their website.
No child is to carry medications on his or her person or transport them on the bus. Concerns regarding epi-pens or inhalers should be communicated to the clinic worker, Kat Cascante.
To insure the safety of all students at our school, the following guidelines must be followed when medications are sent to school.
- ALL medications (prescription and non-prescription) must be taken directly to the clinic for safe keeping. The medication must be brought in by a parent or guardian only. Students are not allowed to bring medicine to school. DO NOT SEND MEDICINE ON THE SCHOOL BUS!
- ALL medications (prescription and non-prescription) must be accompanied by a NOTE FROM THE PARENT. (The note should include the following information: Full name of student, name of medication, time to be given, amount to be given, date(s) to be given.) Medications required for more than one day must be accompanied by an Administration of Medication Request form. This form can be picked up in the clinic or via website.
- ALL medications must be in the ORIGINAL CHILD-PROOF CONTAINER. Prescription medication must be in labeled PRESCRIPTION BOTTLE with correct dosing information. MEDICATIONS STORED IN ENVELOPES, BAGGIES, ETC. WILL NOT BE GIVEN.
- Administration of prescription and over-the-counter medicine (even for a short period of time) is discouraged. Parents should check with their physician regarding the need for medications to be administered during school hours. Medications prescribed for three times daily can be given before school, after school, and at bedtime. THERE SHOULD BE NO NEED TO SEND MEDICATION THAT ONLY HAS TO BE GIVEN ONCE OR TWICE DAILY.
- Medication must be picked up at the end of the year by a parent (guardian) or it will be disposed of by the school.
- The clinic does NOT provide Tylenol, Advil, antacids, cold medications or any other type of medication for students.
If you have any questions about these procedures, please call the Brookwood Elementary clinic at 770-736-4364
Student Illness or Injury
GCPS recommends that any students with flu-like symptoms be isolated until the parents can pick them up.
- Fever over 101 degrees
- Acute respiratory illness: sore throat, congestion, runny nose, or cough
Less common symptoms include:
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Lack of appetite
Physical Education or Recess Restrictions:
Students with casts, crutches, wheelchair, etc. should contact Ms. Kat at the Clinic so that Physical Education class or recess restrictions and/or accomodations can be determined.
Your donation of clinic supplies is very important!! The clinic accepts the following donations:
- Regular band aids
- 3 ounce paper cups
- Girls & boys underwear sizes 4-14
Flu Information and Preparedness Guide
Be informed, prepared, healthy
Gwinnett County Public Schools is working with the local Health Department to ensure that the school system is prepared to respond, if needed, to any public health crisis. However, officials say that it’s important for individuals to be informed and prepared as well. Gwinnett County Public School has provided Flu Information and Preparedness Guide as well as additional resources recommended by the Health Department:
- Centers for Diesease Control and Prevention: Pandemic Influenza – One-stop access to U.S. government avian and pandemic flu information, managed by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.
- American Public Health Association: Get Ready campaign
- Ready – A national public service advertising campaign produced by The Advertising Council in partnership with Homeland Security.
- Georgia Department of Public Health - Seasonal Flu (Influenza) – Resources from the Division of Public Health for the State of Georgia.
- Ready Kids – A kid-friendly web site from the Ready website of the Department of Homeland Security.
Health and Wellness Resources
When students stay healthy throughout the year, absence due to illness is significantly reduced. Healthy students are ready to learn, and regular attendance supports teaching and learning in Gwinnett's classrooms.
These Health and Wellness Resources offer helpful tips and reminders about practicing good health and hygiene habits.