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Vanderlyn School Clinic Guidelines

Clinic Card:
Each student must have a clinic card and they must be completed yearly.
A Clinic Card may be obtained at the Office or School Clinic.
Please make sure your child's allergies are documented on this card.
 
Immunization Records:
By Georgia Law, a current Georgia Certificate of Immunization Form #3231 and a Certificate of Ear, Eye and Dental Examination Form #3300 must be on file by the first day of school for each student.  Both forms may be obtained from, and must be completed by, a Georgia physician, dentist or County Health Department official. 
 
Medication:
Teachers will never give medication.  All medication is kept locked in the clinic except for emergency medications (i.e. epipens and inhalers). If a student must have medicine while he/she is at school, the parent must complete the following steps:
  • For prescription medication or over the counter medications (including cough drops), a medication consent form must be signed by a physician and given to the school nurse. This form may be obtained from the front office, school nurse or clinic webpage.    
  • Medicine containers must be clearly labeled by the pharmacy or manufacturer. Do not send medicine to school in containers other than original packaging.    
  • Special arrangements are made for medications on field trips.
Fever:
If a student's temperature is 100 degrees with other symptoms, parents will be notified and student may be sent home. 
If a student's temperature is 101 degrees or higher the student will be sent home. 
Student should be fever free for a full 24 hours before returning to school.
 

Strep Throat:
Student should be isolated from onset of symptoms until 24 hours after antibiotic treatment. Student may return to school at the discretion of the treating physician.  Please have release documented on a doctor’s order form.
 
Pediculosis (nits and lice):
If lice or nits are found:
  • Notify the school    
  • Student is not allowed to attend school until treatment is completed.    
  • School nurse has to check student before returning to class.

Conjunctivitis (Pink-eye):
If a student has been diagnosed with conjunctivitis (pink-eye) he/she may attend school 24 hours after treatment has been started or student has been released by a physician to return to school. Please have release documented on a doctor’s order form.


Diarrhea and Vomiting:
If a student had one episode of diarrhea and/or vomiting and appears to feel well, it may not be necessary for the student to be sent home. However, if other symptoms are manifested (fever, abdominal discomfort, lethargy, etc), it will be necessary for the student to be sent home. If a student has recurring diarrhea and/or vomiting, the student should remain at home until he/she has had no vomiting and/or diarrhea for 24 hours prior to returning to school.
 
Communicable Disease:
Please notify school nurse of these diseases/illnesses:
  • Chickenpox    
  • Strep Throat / Scarlet Fever    
  • MRSA    
  • Shigella    
  • Salmonella / E coli    
  • Norovirus / “Stomach Flu”    
  • General rash illness    
  • Influenza

Please keep your children home when they are sick for their own well-being and the well-being of other students and staff at the school.
Clinic Forms
Medication Form

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