Welcome to the Clinic!
Rockbridge ES clinic will provide first aid if students become ill or injured during the day. The clinic will contact the parent/guardian if the situation requires your immediate attention or medical emergency. Please make sure that all parent contact information is up-to-date with Rockbridge ES. Clinic workers supervise the administration of medications, take temperatures, and administer emergency first aid when appropriate.
IMPORTANT FLU STATEMENT FROM GCPS
Dear GCPS Parents/Guardians and Staff Members,
The 2018-19 flu season has begun and Georgia is experiencing higher levels of flu than anticipated for this time of year. Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend an annual flu vaccine as the first and best way to protect against influenza. And, although the flu shot can't prevent every case of flu, it can protect you from more severe illness. It’s not too late to get a flu shot; so consider getting a shot for yourself and your family members, especially those with asthma and other chronic illnesses. Health officials encourage families to take precautions to limit the spread of illness, including washing hands frequently, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home and keeping ill children home when flu-like and other cold symptoms appear.
If your child has flu-like symptoms, please contact your physician or health clinic for recommendations. The flu may last 7-10 days. If your child has a fever, they must be kept home. They must be fever-free for 24 hours without medication prior to returning to school. Please refer to this Healthy Habits link for tips on flu prevention. If you have questions about the flu or flu prevention, you may also contact the Gwinnett County Health Department at 770-339-4260.
We appreciate your efforts in helping us keep our students and staff well and healthy!
Is My Child Too Sick For School?
If you answer YES to any of these, please keep your child 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 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.
The clinic does not supply Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc. 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, cough drops, etc.). 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.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND MEDICATION TO SCHOOL WITH YOUR CHILD.
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 in their possession and may not share medications of any kind with fellow students.