Rosebud Elementary School Clinic
Clinic Worker: Danielle Rohrer
The school maintains a clinic for students. 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 workers will contact parents as situations require. For this reason, it is imperative that parents complete the student information sheet at the beginning of school that includes emergency phone numbers. Clinic workers also supervise the administration of medications, take temperatures, and administer emergency first aid when appropriate.
Procedures for Prescription Medications
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 treating physician recommends such administration, then the parent must complete the Administration of Medication Request Form and bring the medication to the clinic. Prescription medications must be brought in by a parent/guardian in the original prescription container and must be housed in the clinic.
Students may not have prescription medications in their possession or share these medications with others.
Procedures for Over-the-Counter Medications
Administering over-the-counter medications at school is discouraged.
If a student must have a medication in order to attend school, the parent/guardian must fill out the Administration of Medication Request Form and bring the medication to the clinic in the original container. Medication must be kept in the clinic in the original container.
Students may not have over-the-counter medications in their possession and may not share medications of any kind with fellow students.
GCPS Medical Forms
Some health conditions may require that additional documentation be kept on file at your local school.
Please complete any forms that pertain to your child and return them to your school.
Reasons to Keep Your Child Home From School
Children who are sick have a difficult time learning and participating in class; they may also spread illnesses to others.
- When there is doubt in your mind about sending your child to school, consult your child’s doctor.
- Make sure that your child’s school knows how to reach you during the day.
- Remember to update your phone contact numbers throughout the school year.
Flu Information and Preparedness Guide
Be Informed · Be Prepared · Be Healthy
Gwinnett County Public Schools works with our local Health Departments to ensure that the school system is prepared to respond, if needed, to any public health crisis. However, officials say that it’s important for individuals to be informed and prepared as well.
Below are additional resources recommended by the Health Department:
- Influenza (Flu) Seasonal flu resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- APHA's Get Ready for the Flu A site of the American Public Health Association
- Ready.gov A national public service advertising campaign produced by The Advertising Council in partnership with Homeland Security
Home Treatment for Head Lice
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the following treatment for children with signs of active head lice infestation:
- Over-the-counter products such as NIX or RID are recommended as the first line of treatment.
- IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW LICE TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AND EXACTLY. Over-the-counter treatments typically require two treatments – the second treatment is recommended to occur 9 days after the first treatment. Pay close attention to the instructions to see if you need to shampoo before the treatment and if it should be applied to wet or dry hair.
- If the instructions recommend shampooing hair prior to treatment, use only a non-conditioning shampoo. Do not use shampoo or conditioners for several days after applying the lice treatment product as it will interfere with the treatment.
- After treatment, hair should be sectioned off and each section carefully combed to remove nits.
- If you carefully comb wet hair daily with a lice comb you have the best chance of finding nits and destroying them. Combing to remove nits works best with wet hair.
- Metal lice combs work better than plastic. The lice comb must be able to get close to the scalp where live eggs are found.
- Picking the nits that remain after combing may be necessary in order to remove ALL nits.
- If you do not want to use chemicals to treat your child, please ask the school clinic worker for instructions for the use of oil or Cetaphil treatments which can also be an effective way to treat head lice.
- Some children will have lice again 3 weeks after treatment. This does not mean that they have been re-infested. Usually it means that nits have hatched. It is easy to miss baby lice and some of the nits. In 2-3 weeks the lice have grown and are reproducing.
If head lice persist after 2 treatments, please do not treat your child with chemical over-the-counter products again. Please contact your healthcare provider or the GCPS School Nurse assigned to your child’s school for alternative treatment options.