• Clinic

  • Medication Guidelines

    For the safety of all students at Walnut Grove, the following guidelines should be followed when requesting administration of medications at school.

    • Only those medications required during school hours should be administered at school.  Please check with your physician regarding the need for medications to be administered during school hours.

    • All medications, both prescription and over-the-counter must be accompanied by a completed Administration of Medication Request form and brought to the school clinic by an adult.  Students may not transport medications to or from school.

    • All medications must be in an original child-proof container.  Prescription medications must be in the labeled prescription bottle.  School staff will only administer medication according to the directions on the label.

    • Any medications remaining at the end of the school year must be picked up or school staff will dispose of them.

    • Students may only carry medication as prescribed by law with the required documentation.  Please check with our school clinic worker if your child needs to carry emergency medications with them.

  • Medical Forms

    GCPS requires students with medical conditions to have a plan on file.  Students with allergies, asthma or seizures will need to fill out the appropriate medical form.  There is also a form for students needing any type of injection.  All students with medical conditons will need a completed Medical Administration form.

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  • Flu Prevention Tips

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

    • If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.

    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

    • Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.

    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

    • Practice other good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

    • If you have any additional questions or concerns, contact our school clinic. Further information will be provided as it is available.

  • Student Illness

    GCPS recommends that any students with flu-like symptoms be isolated until the parents can pick them up.

    Symptoms include:

    • Fever over 100 degrees
    • Acute respiratory illness: sore throat, congestion, runny nose, or cough

    Less common symptoms include:

    • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
    • Lethargy
    • Lack of appetite

  • Transportation Guidelines

    Students should not be sent home on the bus if they have signs of flu-like symptoms and/or a fever of 100 degrees or more or are vomiting. 

    Parents are encouraged when picking up a student with flu-like symptoms to contact their medical provider or the health department at (770) 339-4260 for additional guidance.

  • Health & Wellness Resources

    Healthy students are ready to learn, and regular attendance supports teaching and learning at Walnut Grove Elementary.

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  • Karla Irving
    Karla Irving

    Clinic Worker


    8:20 am - 3:20 pm

    phone:  770-513-6894