|||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. Laura Gordon
|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.
- SHS-1 - Authorization To ADMINISTER Meds Form
- SHS-2 - Authorization to CARRY Meds Form