Hello, parents and friends of Sharon Elementary! My name is Cheryl Rada, and I am the new school nurse. The Cumming Elementary School Clinic was my former “home away from home” for 3 years; prior to that, I was a substitute school nurse.
I want to communicate Forsyth County School’s policy on medications. Students are not permitted to bring medications to school (including simple things, such as cough drops). The only exception to this policy is if the student has a chronic condition, and has a written doctor’s order to allow this. Medications that need doctors’ orders are: any prescription medication that needs to be given longer than a 2 week period, and any over the counter medication that is to be given on a daily basis. If a student has a chronic condition requiring medical intervention, an action plan needs to be completed and signed by the doctor. Parents/guardians need to bring all medications to school, in original containers, with doctor’s orders if applicable. Medications must be signed into the clinic. If the procedure is not followed, medications will not be given. Also, the clinic does not provide any medications for students.
Thank you for your help in this matter. We want to maintain a safe school, and maintaining proper procedure regarding medications is absolutely essential.
I have already met many of our awesome students, and I look forward to an exciting year with “The Knights!”
Have a Healthy Day,
770.888.7511 Ext. 121055
The clinic is in need of the following donated items. To help organize supplies, the needs are divided throughout the grade levels. Any donations are greatly appreciated.
Pre K/K=band aides, children’s underwear (all sizes), saltine crackers
First Grade=band aides, facial tissues, rubbing alcohol
Second Grade= small size zip lock style baggies, cotton balls, liquid soap
Third Grade=q-tips/cotton tipped swabs, bathroom size disposable cups, band aides
Fourth Grade=hand sanitizer, calamine lotion, saltine crackers
Fifth Grade=non sterile disposable gloves, peroxide, band aides
Once again, many thanks!