• Welcome to Our School Nurse Page

    The School Nurse enhances student achievement
    by improving the Health and Safety of our children

    School Nurse: Barbara Pressley

    Telephone: 770-346-0040 x180124
    email: bpressley@forsyth.k12.ga.us






    COVID-19 Guidance

    DPH CDC COVID Symptom Checker




    If a student is really sick, he/she should be kept at home.  This helps stop infection of other children. FCS wellness policy is as follows below.  Children should not attend school if:

     Temperature is 100.4 or above, children need to be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication before returning to school.

    • If the student has been on an antibiotic for LESS THAN 24hrs. 
    • They have had diarrhea or vomiting in the last 24 hours.
    • They have a rash with fever.
    • They have  bacterial pink eye, (red or pink watery eyes that may have white or yellow discharge), they may not return until 24 hours after antibiotic treatment has begun.
    • They have Strep throat-they may not return until after 24 hours of treatment and with out a fever.
    • They have ringworm, they may return after 24 hours of treatment and area must be covered with a bandage while in school until area is resolved.
    • They have chickenpox, they must stay out of school until all lesions have crusted over.
    • They have a frequent OR persistent cough.
    • They have frequent OR persistent complaints of pain/discomfort


    Parents please note that the supplies used in the clinic are purchased entirely by PTO funds.  With over 8,000 clinic visits per school year, we indeed generate a "huge" need for ongoing replenishing of supplies.  I am, and the children of VCE are VERY GRATEFUL to the PTO for their most generous & constant support of the VCE Clinic & our "awesome" children!

    Important links from the nurse: 

    COVID-19 Guidance  

    Department of Health

    CDC Symptom Checker

    CDC Website


Last Modified on August 24, 2022