The clinic is run by a trained adult and NOT a registered nurse. First aid will be administered in the clinic, but medication can only be given if instructions and a signed, dated note from the physician or parent/guardian accompany the medication; whether it is aspirin or a doctor's prescription. No child is to carry medication on his/her person. All medication must be housed in the clinic. Parents may bring medications to the clinic and fill out a GCPS Administration of Medication Request form. If your child has other health issues such as asthma or severe allergies, you will need to complete a health plan for that as well. These plans may be sent to you electronically or you may fill them out in person when you bring in medications. Students who must carry an inhaler or Epi-pen on their person may do so, but he/she must have a doctor's signature on the proper health plans on record in the clinic.
All medications housed in the clinic must be picked up by a parent/guardian at the end of the school year or it will be disposed of. A letter will be sent home in May to remind you.
Parents will be called if students are too sick to remain at school, have been seriously injured, or are running a temperature of 100.0 degrees or more. When your child is ill, or running a temperature, or has diarrhea, or vomiting, please do not send him/her to school. If you do need to check your student out due to illness, he/she will only be released to an adult listed on the clinic card and they must show proper photo I.D.. Ill students may be checked out from the clinic.
It is critical that the school have current phone numbers in the event of an emergency.