The school maintains a clinic for students. Clinic personnel supervise the administration of medications, assess healthcare needs, and administer emergency first aid when appropriate. When students become ill or injured during the day, they should report it immediately to the teacher and request a pass to the clinic. Clinic personnel will contact parents as situations require.
It is imperative that parents complete a clinic card at the beginning of the school year. It must include current address and phone number, medical conditions, emergency numbers, and a valid parent signature. If changes occur during the year, parents should notify the clinic. A clinic card must be on file before students are allowed to check out. Otherwise, the student will be checked out unexcused. The unexcused check-out will be changed to excused upon return of the clinic card.
WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD AT HOME
- Fever of 101.0 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
- If you have any questions about these procedures, please call the clinic at 770-736-4030.
MEDICATIONTo ensure the safety of all students at our school, the following guidelines should be followed when medications are to be sent to school:
1. All medication (prescription and non-prescription) must be taken directly to the clinic, by a parent, for safe storage.
2. All medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, must be accompanied by an Administration of Medication Request Form. This form is available in the clinic or can be printed from the forms below.
3. All medications must be in the ORIGINAL CHILD PROOF CONTAINER. Prescription medications must be in the labeled prescription bottle. Medications stored in baggies, envelopes, etc., will not be administered.
4. 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 often can be given before school, after school, and at bedtime.
5. Medications must be picked up at the end of the school year or will be disposed of by the school.
Inhalers may only be carried with the student if the doctor supplies a letter specifically stating that the student "must carry the inhaler at all times." Otherwise, all inhalers must be kept in the clinic. Injections must have the Administration of Medication Request AND the Injection Permit Form. All medication not retrieved by the parent by the last day of the school year will be disposed of in accordance with state pharmacy regulations.Please Note: The Administration of Medicine & Injection Permit forms can be located by going to the GCPS Medical Forms link provided on the right.
In the event of a serious accident, parents or guardians will be notified immediately. For security, it is very important that the school office has updated telephone numbers on file at all times. Every effort will be made to give emergency treatment until parents arrive; however, the school cannot be responsible for subsequent treatment.