School Clinic Information
Clinic Contact Information
Healthy School Guidelines
First aid will be administered in the clinic. Our objective is for students to remain in school; however, your child should stay home if he/she might spread a contagious illness to other students, or is too sick to get through the school day. Students who are sick have a hard time learning, and may cause others to become sick.
When deciding whether to send your student to school in the morning, the Ten Reasons to Keep Your Child Home from School guide from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta may be helpful as a quick guide.
According to school policy, students may not come to school if any of the following conditions apply:
- Fever of 100°F or above, or 99°F with any symptoms of illness. Students must be fever free, without fever reducing medication (Tylenol, Motrin) for 24 hours before returning to school.
- Runny nose with a cold
- Persistent cough
- Sore throat
- Swollen glands
- Eye redness with burning, scratching, swelling or discharge
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain. (A student may not need to go home with a single episode of vomiting or diarrhea if there is no fever and he/she feels well. For recurring vomiting and/or diarrhea, the student should remain at home unless a physician determines the condition is not communicable.)
- Rash with fever or sign of illness, or rash of unknown cause
- Open sore with drainage of fluid or pus
- Suspected impetigo, scabies, or lice that is not being treated
- Any communicable condition
Parents will be called and asked to pick up a student who is determined to be too sick to remain at school. If parents are not available, the emergency contact(s) will be called. A student’s completed clinic card contains important health and emergency contact information, which is kept confidential. Please notify the school if any information changes including medical conditions, telephone numbers, place of employment, or emergency contacts. You are welcome to call or email the clinic worker using the contact information at the top of the page to discuss any concerns.
To ensure the safety of all students at our school, medication must be brought to the clinic for safe storage. If a student requires medication during school hours, it will be necessary for the parent to bring the medication in its original container to the clinic, along with a completed "Administration of Medication Request" form. Please contact the clinic worker using the contact information at the top of the page if you need to complete the medication form.
Health Management Plans
The school will work with families to formulate individualized plans to meet the needs of students who have chronic health conditions. The county nurse and school clinic manager will work with parents to develop a plan that will address issues that may regularly occur, or suddenly arise during the school day. Please contact the clinic worker using the contact information at the top of the page if you need to complete a health management plan.