Nurse: Channell Jones
All students born on or after January 1, 2002 and entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade in Georgia need proof of an adolescent pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccination (called “Tdap”) and an adolescent meningococcal vaccination (MCV4).
MEDICAL FORMS & CARE PLANS
Administering Medication In The Clinic
All prescription medication must be administered in the clinic, with the exception of emergency medication (EpiPens and Inhalers). Prescription medication is locked up at all times during the school year. If you would like for your child to receive prescription medication at school, the Authorization To Give Medication must be filled out and the medication must be brought in by a parent. All prescription medication must be in the original container and must have a label with the child’s name.
Over-the counter medication may also be given in the clinic. The same form must be filled out and be brought into the clinic in its original container.
In Middle School, students are permitted and encouraged to carry their emergency medication at school (EpiPens, Inhalers). It is recommended that students carry their emergency medication on their person and not in their locker. In the event of an emergency, administration of the medication may be delayed if the student or staff needs to retrieve medication from a student’s locker. Students are permitted to carry their emergency medication in their pencil pouch or in a small purse or satchel. If your child needs to carry emergency medication at school, please fill out the Authorization To Carry Prescription form and bring it into the clinic in its original container with prescription label on it (if applicable) so the nurse can verify and sign off on it.
If you would prefer to keep your child’s emergency medication in the clinic or would like to keep a back-up in the clinic, you are more than welcome to do that, as well!
Carrying Over-The-Counter Medication
Middle school students are permitted to carry the following over-the-counter medication: Tylenol, Acetaminophen, Motrin, Advil, Ibuprofen, Midol, Aspirin, antacid, cough drops and oral antihistamines. Please fill out the Authorization to Carry Over-The-Counter Medication form. Please bring the medication that your child plans to carry to the clinic, so the nurse can verify and sign off on it. Your child will need to carry a copy of this form along with the medication in its original container.