Student Health Services
Clinic Phone – 470-254-9066
Student Health Services Polices and Procedures
As the Barnwell staff works with you this year, we need your assistance and cooperation in preparing for the possibility that your child might need to take medication, need assistance with a medical condition or procedure, become ill, or have an accident during school hours.
Our clinic is not staffed or equipped for serious injury or illness. It is essential that student records be kept up to date. When a student requires more than first aid, we will contact you by using the contact information provided on the student “clinic cards.”
If possible, medications should be taken at home rather than at school. However, if medications must be taken at school please complete the “Authorization to Give Medication at School” form, available at school or click on the link under Medical Forms and Information.
The medicine, in the original container along with the instruction and authorization form, must be taken to the school clinic for storage. If possible, the parent should bring the medication to school; however, if this is not possible, your child should be instructed to take the medications and instructions directly to the clinic upon arrival to school.
Please help us keep our students safe! Under no circumstances should medication, prescription or non-prescription (including over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen or Tylenol), be kept by a student.
Please help us guard against the spread of germs by encouraging your child to thoroughly wash his/her hands, to properly dispose of tissues, and to stay at home until they are "fever-free" for 24 hours.
In the event that a student becomes ill in the morning 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.
A child must be fever-free 24 hours 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 your 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.