|||The purpose of the clinic is to help your child with any health issues that occur during the school day. It is essential that we have up-to-date phone numbers to reach you or a designated emergency contact in the event your child becomes ill or is injured at school. It is also very important that we have up-to-date information about any medical conditions your child might have in order to properly care for your child. These conditions include diabetes, asthma, severe allergies, etc. It is the parent’s responsibility to keep this information updated. |
RCS Clinic Assistant - Ms. Singleton
|Is My Child Too Sick For School? |
If your student has a temp of 100.4 or more, Fulton County Schools requires that they stay home and can return to school only when they are fever free without the aid of medication for 24 hours.
To help you decide when to keep your child home please click HERE for a Children's Healthcare of Atlanta flyer that covers common childhood illnesses.
Please note: A note from your doctor may be requested by the school before your child can return.
|AUTHORIZATION TO ADMINISTER MEDICATION INFORMATION |
If your child needs medication it is better to give it at home, but if it must be given during the school day you must fill out an Authorization to Administer Medication SHS-1 form. If it is a non-prescription medication the parent’s signature is required. A doctor’s signature is required in addition to the parent’s signature for a prescription medication. All medications must be in the original container and the directions for administering them must match the directions on the authorization form. This form is available at the school or you may print it from the Health Forms link on the right side of this page.
|AUTHORIZATION TO CARRY MEDICATION INFORMATION |
If your child needs to carry an inhaler, epi-pen, insulin, or other approved medication you need to fill out an Authorization to Carry Medication Form SHS-2. This form must be signed by the parent, the doctor, and the student. All medications must be in the original container and the directions for administering them must match the directions on the authorization form. This form is available at the school or you may print it from the Health Forms link on the right side of this page.
If parental permission is provided to the school clinic in advance via the Authorization to Carry Medication Form SHS-2 and the medications are in their original labeled containers, the following medications may be carried by middle school students: Acetaminophen, antacids, aspirin, cough or throat lozenges, ibuprofen, Midol, and Oral Antihistamines. Students who bring a completed SHS-2 form signed by a parent/guardian to the clinic will be given a Medication sticker for their agendas. Students may carry only medications for which SHS-2 forms are on file. Those medications must be in their original labeled containers. This form is available at the school or you may print it from the Health Forms link on the right side of this page.
PLEASE REMEMBER: ALL MEDICATIONS (PRESCRIPTION AND OVER-THE-COUNTER) MUST BE IN THEIR ORIGINAL LABELLED CONTAINERS.
Free Flu Shot Vaccine for Students Oct. 24th
Ridgeview is offering a free flu vaccine clinic for its students on Oct. 24th. If you would like your child to receive this year's flu vaccine in this convenient offering, please complete the attached information and have your child return it to Ms. Singleton in the clinic by October 19th. Your child's homeroom teacher will also have copies available next week for your child to bring home to you if needed. If you have questions, please reach out to Ms. Singleton in the Ridgeview clinic.
(Note: the flu vaccine is free to Ridgeview students; the Family Health Center of Georgia, the provider who is administering the vaccine, will attempt to bill the insurance agency for any student who may be covered under insurance. If a child has no insurance or if the insurance company does not respond, there will be no bill to the family or student).
Flu Vaccine Paperwork
La vacuna contra la gripe GRATIS-24 de Octubre
Ridgeview está ofreciendo a sus estudiantes la vacuna contra la gripe (flu) gratis el día 24 de Octubre. Si desea que su hijo (a) reciba la vacuna contra la gripe de este año en esta conveniente localidad, por favor complete la información adjunta (en Inglés o Español) y devuelvala a la Sra. Singleton en la clínica antes del 19 de Octubre. El maestro de su hijo (a) también tendrá copias disponibles la próxima semana para que su hijo las lleve a casa si es necesario. Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con la Sra. Singleton en la clínica de Ridgeview.
(Nota: La vacuna contra la gripe es gratuita para los estudiantes de Ridgeview; el Centro de Salud Familiar de Georgia (Family Health Center of Georgia), el cual es el proveedor que administra la vacuna, intentará facturar a la agencia de seguros de los estudiantes que tengan seguro médico. Si un niño (a) no tiene seguro o si la agencia de seguro no responde, no habrá factura para la familia o el estudiante).
Flu Vaccine Paperwork (Español)
¡Ridgeview PRONTO VA A TENER UN Centro de Salud en la Escuela (School Based Health Center (SBHC)! Lea sobre esto a continuación: Ridgeview will soon have health services from the Lake Forest School Based Health Center (SBHC)! Read about it below. /
Memo To Families - English | Español
Informational Flyer (English Only)
Registration Packet/Information de Inscription - English | Español
If you have any questions, please contact our Cluster School Nurse, Paulette Abbey, RN at 404-625-6173 or the Lake Forest School-Based Health Center staff at (470)254-0001. / Si tiene preguntas, no dude en ponerse en contacto con la Enfermera de la Agrupación de Escuelas, Paulette Abbey, RN, al 404-625-6173 o con el personal del Centro de Salud en la Escuela Lake Forest al (470)254-0001.
- SHS-1 - Authorization To ADMINISTER Meds Form
- SHS-2 - Authorization to CARRY Meds Form