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CLINIC STAFF

Cynthia Butler, Clinic Assistant   butlerc3@fultonschools.org 

Voice: (470) 254-7554, Fax: (470) 254-7615

Susan Orr, Cluster Nurse   orrs@fultonschools.org

Voice: (470) 254-7566, Fax: (470) 254-7615

CLINIC HOURS

7:30AM - 3:30PM   Unless it is an emergecy, a student must have a pass from the class he or she is missing, or the sutdent will be given an unexcused absence 

ILLNESS

Students who are sick, contagious and/or have a fever greater than 100.4 MUST NOT be sent to school.  In order to return to school, a student should be free of fever, vomiting and diarrhea for at least 24 hours/a school day, and not require medication to reduce fever.  In some case, students must be cleared to return to school by a healthcare provider. 

When a student becomes ill at school, has a fever, has a potnetial contagious illness or has a more serious health problem while at school, the parent/guaradian will be notified to pick-up their child immediately.  The parent/guaradian MUST​ arrange for the student to be taken home.  A note from a doctor may be requested by the school before your child may return.  

See the following helpful information regarding some of the more common issues:​

Is It A Cold Or The Flu?

Flu Fact Sheet

MEDICATION

It is best for students to take medications before or after shcool; however, if it is necessary to take a medication during school hours the following policies and procedures apply: 

OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICTION

High School students may carry certain over-the-counter medications and do not need to complete a medication form.  These include acetaminophen, antacids, aspirin, cough/throat lozenges, ibuprofen, midol and oral antihistamines.  Medications MUST be in their original container and under no circumastances may they be shared.  This privelege can be revoked at any time if a student is not complying with the medication policy.  The clinic does not supply any over-the-counter medications and cannot dispense unless they are supplied by the parent.  If you need or choose the clinic to administer, supervise, or store any medications, we will be glad to do so but an authorization form must be completed.  

PERSCRIPTION MEDICATION

Students are not allowed to carry prescription medications of any kind with the exception of the following medications: inhaler, Epipen, insulin and other approved medication.  Your child is allowed and encourages to carry their asthma inhaler or Epipen (and Benadryl) daily.  Please make sure your child's name is on all medication in the event it becomes lost or misplaced so that we can return it.  In order to carry these medications, an authorization form must be completed with signatures from the health care provider, parent and student and be kept in the clinic, along with the student carrying a copy of the form with the medication.  

The Fulton County Board of Education prohibits schools from providing any medication.  This includes emergency medications (Benadryl, Epipens, asthma rescue inhalers, and insulin), so please make sure your child has any needed medications should an emergency occur.  

All other perscription medications, including backup emergency medications should be kept in the clinic and will not be administered unless an auhorization form is completed with the health care provider's signature.  Medications must also be in the original container.  For emergency medication, such as an inhaler, Epipen and insulin, also complete an appropriate Health Care Plan for the student.  Please visit the Parent Resources section of the District's Student Health Services website for more information. ​​

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