Student Health Services Polices and Procedures
As the Hillside staff works with you this year, we need your assistance and cooperation in preparing for the possibility that your child might need to take medication, need assistance with a medical condition or procedure, become ill, or have an accident during school hours.
It is essential that your student's records be kept up to date. When a student requires more than first aid, we will contact you by using the contact information in the schools records.
If possible, medications should be taken at home. However, if medications must be taken at school, please complete the “Authorization to Give Medication at School” form.
The medicine, in the original container along with the instruction and authorization form, must be taken to the school clinic for storage. If possible, the parent should bring the medication to school; however, if this is not possible, your child should be instructed to take the medications and instructions directly to the clinic upon arrival to school.
Please help us keep our students safe! Under no circumstances should medication, prescription or non-prescription (including over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen or Tylenol), be kept by a student.
Sick students, who are contagious and/or have a fever greater than 100.4, must not be sent to school. Check out this information sheet from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - Too Sick for School.pdf
Please help us guard against the spread of germs by encouraging your child to thoroughly wash his/her hands, to properly dispose of tissues, and to stay at home until they are "fever-free" for 24 hours.
If your parent is notified by school personnel that his/her child is sick, the parent must make arrangements for the child to be taken home or to another appropriate location.