Our school nurse is Rhonda Weygandt from 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily. She can be contacted by email at Rhonda.Weygandt@cobbk12.org or by phone at 678-594-8071.
If a child has a fever or other indications of illness or injury requiring more than first aid, parents will be contacted and MUST make arrangements to come for their child within one hour of receiving the phone call. Contact information needs to be updated in the front office if an illness should occur. Children should be free of a fever, vomiting and diarrhea for 24 hours BEFORE returning to school. A child may be sent home due to a rash that may be contagious, or any other condition that the school nurse or administrators believe may be contagious or disruptive to the class or teacher.
Medication At School
Whenever it is necessary for you student to receive medication at school, the guidelines below MUST BE FOLLOWED:
- Any medication must be brought to school by the student's parent, legal guardian, or other designated adult and stored in a locked cabinet while at school. Some medication (e.g. asthma inhalers) can be self-transported and remain in the possession of the student if a written order from a licensed medical provider is obtained.
- Written parental consent is required for all medications administered during school.
The parent/guardian is responsible for:
- Completing and signing the parental consent, including the name of the pupil, the name and strength of the medication, the dosage of medication to be given, and the time the medication is to be given.
- Keeping the medication in the original container.
- Assuring that new prescribed medication is administered at home for a full day prior to a child coming to school to have the medication administered by school personnel.
- Personally collecting from the school any unused portion of the medication within one week after expiration of the physician’s order. Medication that is not personally collected by the parent/guardian will be destroyed.
- Coordinating doses administered at home with the school’s medication dispensing schedule, when possible.
- Prohibiting any change in dosage or time of the administration of medication unless authorized in writing by the physician
***All medications not picked up by parents by the last day of school will be destroyed***