The clinic is located in the Front Office. The school clinic is staffed by the school nurse,
Kimberly Churchill, LPN. The clinic is open 7:30 to 2:30 daily. The purpose of the clinic is
to provide appropriate health care services for students during school hours. The school nurse
administers medications according to the applicable policies, assesses and treats minor illnesses
and injuries and makes parent and emergency contacts as needed. The school nurse will notify
parents of conditions that make a child unable to function in the school environment. Under
such conditions the parent must pick up their child within 1 hour. The school nurse will handle
all issues related to the health and wellness of the students and staff.
Guidelines for Illness:
- Fever - If a child has a temperature of over 100.0 the school nurse must notify the parents.
If temperature is 99.6 - 100.9 and no other symptoms, the student may remain in school. If
the temperature is 101 or higher the child must be sent home. The child may not return to
school until free of fever for 24 hours, without the aid of fever reducing medications.
- Diarrhea - Defined as watery stools that occur more than 2 times per school day. If the
child has one episode of diarrhea and other symptoms are present (fever, abdominal discomfort,
lethargy, etc.), it will be necessary for the child to be sent home. The child may not return
until free of diarrhea for 24 hours from the last episode.
- Vomiting - The child may not return to school until child is free of vomiting episodes for
24 hours from the last episode. Please remember that sending your child to school sick puts
all the other students and staff at risk for becoming ill.
- www.cobbk12.org - Look under Student Support then School
Health Services for policies regarding healthcare at school and all necessary forms
- www.choa.org - Valuable information regarding Children's
Healthcare of Atlanta and illness and safety prevention
- www.cdc.gov - Valuable information regarding H1N1 and other
illness which affect our community and the World