Fort Daniel Elementary School’s goal is to prevent absenteeism to ensure a successful academic year. For the safety and well-being of all children at Fort Daniel, we strive to prevent the spread of infection among our student body. Parents will be called if students are too sick to remain in school. Parents will also be called if a student has been seriously injured.
To help you determine if your child should be absent from school, here are a few GCPS guidelines:
Fever: If temperature is 101.0 degrees or higher, with or without symptoms, a parent will be notified and the student needs to go home. Your child should be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.
Diarrhea and vomiting: If your child has one episode of loose stool and/or vomiting and appears to feel well, it may not be necessary for your child to be sent home. However, if your child has recurring loose stools and/or vomiting, the child should remain at home until their symptoms clear up.
Pinkeye: If your child’s eye is red and there is yellow drainage, he should stay home until symptoms are gone.
Signs of illness and reasons to exclude from school:
- Fever 101.0 degrees or higher with or without symptoms
- More than one episode of vomiting, diarrhea or severe abdominal pain
- Whites of eyes are pink or red with yellow drainage
- Any open sore oozing fluid
- Any rash with fever or signs of illness
- Suspected impetigo, lice or scabies that has NOT been treated
Medication information is as follows:
- Whenever possible, all medications should be given at home, before or after school. Medications given at school must be administered in the clinic.
- Medications, including all over-the-counter medications and cough drops, must be provided by the parent and be in the original container and require a note or an “Administration of Medication” form signed by the parent.
- All medications must be brought to the clinic by the parent; student transportation of medication is not allowed.
- Any medications brought to the clinic and not retrieved by parents by the last day of school will be disposed of in accordance with State Pharmacy Regulations.
For any other questions or concerns, please call the clinic at 678-765-4967. Thank you!