End of the Year Prescription Pick-up
Attention Parents- If your student has unused prescription and/or over-the-counter medication(s) in the school clinic: Please pick up unused prescription and/or over-the-counter medication by the last day of school.
All medications not picked up by the last day of school will be disposed of at the end of the day on May 23, 2014. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school clinic at 770-716-3982, ext 235.
COLD and FLU Season Information
It's cold and flu season again, and as we batten down the hatches, it is truly important to protect our children from suffering through the dregs of a bad virus. To prepare us Debbie King, the School Heath Services Coordinator has some really good tips for battling your worst sickness. There is also a great brochure produced by the CDC, Commonly Asked Questions about the H1N1 Virus in English and Spanish, as well as, a guide produced in conjunction with many school related organizations that lists tips for dealing with the H1N1 Virus.
Children Must be Healthy to Learn and Learn to be Healthy
_The Fayette County School System provides a nurse at each school. The school clinic nurse will assist students who become sick or injured while at school and dispense medications prescribed by physicians. There are several common viruses and illnesses at school that have county mandated protocols. Here are several: Chicken Pox - May return to school after all lesions are scabbed over and dry. Usually 7-8 days after rash appears; Coxsakie virus (hand, foot and mouth disease) - May return to school after 24 hours fever free and symptom free; Pink Eye- must be treated with antibiotics and may return to school once treatment is started; Strep throat- must be treated with antibiotics. May return to school after at least 24 hours of treatment and fever free for 24 hours; and Viral gastroenteritis - May return to school after symptoms are gone for 24 hours.
Parents, please remember your child must be fever free, and have not vomited or had diarrhea for at least 24 hours before he or she is sent back to school. This decreases the spread of the bacteria or virus to other students and faculty. Please promote good hand washing with your children. When done correctly, hand washing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of communicable diseases.