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We need your help again this year to make your child's visits to the clinic safe and organized. The clinic will be staffed to meet your child's medical needs Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM. Alan Handle is our clinic assistant. Please feel free to visit or call him at (470)254-8391 during these hours.

Prescription/Non-Prescription Medication

If medication must be taken by your child while at school or on a field trip, we will need your assistance and cooperation with the procedures below.  All forms are to be turned into the clinic.

Prescription Medications

The parent/legal guardian and physician must complete an authorization form entitled “Authorization to Give Medication at School”.  Please use one form per medication to be given.  The medications must be in their original container.  The prescription label’s directions must match the directions on the authorization form. 

Should you want your child to carry a prescription inhaler, Epi-pen or insulin, please fill out the form entitled “Authorization for Students to Carry a Prescription Inhaler, Epi-pen, Insulin, or Other Approved Medication”.  This form also requires a physician signature


Non-Prescription Medications

The following medications are Fulton County approved non-prescription medications that may be carried by the student with the signed authorization form: acetaminophen (ex: Tylenol), antacids, aspirin, cough or throat lozenges, ibuprofen (ex: Advil or Motrin), Midol and oral antihistamines. 

A parent/legal guardian must complete an authorization form entitled “Authorization for Students to Carry a Prescription Inhaler, Epi-pen, Insulin, or Other Approved Medication”.  Please use one form per medication to be taken.  The medication must be in the original container.  Also, please do not send your student with large quantities of the medication that they will be keeping. 

 

If you would like your child to have a non-prescription medication, and would like the clinic assistant to be the one administering this medication, please fill out the form entitled “Authorization to Give Medication at School”.  Please use one form per medication to be given.  The medication must be in the original container.

If you have any questions regarding this procedure, please call Ms. Miller in the clinic at 470-254-8391.

When should the parent be called to come and pick up the student? Or when should the student be kept at home due to illness? While each situation is individualized, the well-being of the student and the entire class are considered. Here are some general guidelines recommended by Children’ Healthcare of Atlanta that are used:

Students should not be at school with:

SymptomDetailWhen to return
Fever100.4 or more – usually a sign of an infection that may be contagious

Fever free for 24 hrs

Without fever reducing medications

Vomiting

More than one episode –

Not induce by cough or reflux

Able to maintain normal diet

24 hours since last episode

DiarrheaMay lead to dehydration or be infectiousDiarrhea free
Frequent persistent coughMay indicate secondary infection – sinusitis / pneumonia / asthmaMinimal coughing or treatment begun
Infectious Illness – strep throat / pink eye, flu, etc.Is contagious to staff and other studentsOn antibiotics or treatment for 24 hours
Widespread RashCause unknown or unexplainedCause determined non-infectious
Persistent PainCause needs evaluatedPain free
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