Angel Gabrielson - School Nurse firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents/guardians may be contacted when students are injured or become ill during the school day. Students who are ill must be kept at home. When your child is well enough to return to school, please send in a note to excuse the absence due to illness. Please notify the school clinic if your child has a contagious disease or an extended illness.
- Emergency Information: The school clinic is not staffed or equipped for serious injury or illness. When a student requires more than first aid, we will contact the parent/legal guardian by using the contact information. If a parent or legal guardian cannot be reached, we will contact the Emergency Contacts.
- Medication: If possible, all medications should be taken at home rather than at school. However, if medications must be taken at school, authorization and instruction forms entitled "Authorization to Give Medication at School" must be completed. The forms may be picked up in the clinic and are available on our website. See link below.
Parents are responsible for providing all medications. The medicine, in the original container, along with the instructions and authorization form, must be kept in the clinic. All medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, must be administered by a staff member. An authorization form must be completed and returned to the school before any medication can be administered to a student.
Student Illness: Please help us guard against the spread of germs by encouraging your child to thoroughly wash his/her hands, properly dispose of used tissues, and keep all students who are not "fever free" without medication home until "fever-free" for 24 hours. Students who are contagious and/or have a fever greater than 100.4 are not permitted to attend school.
In the event that a student becomes ill before leaving for school, parents should make appropriate arrangements for care of the student at home rather than sending a sick child to school. A parent should wait until all possibility of contagion has passed before sending a recovering student back to school.
IMPORTANT: A child must be fever-free for 24 hours without medication prior to returning to school. For example, if your child has a fever at 10:00 AM on Monday but is fever-free by 12:30 PM that same day, your child may return to school on Tuesday AFTER 12:30. In this example, it would be strongly recommended to send your child back to school on Wednesday.
If a 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.
Per Fulton County policy, all medication not picked up by 12:00 PM on the last day of school will be disposed.
Form for Authorization to Give Medication at School