Please pack an extra pair of clothing for your child in their backpack in case of an accident. Yes, sometimes, accidents do happen. They also spill drinks and get wet while playing outside. Please include an extra shirt, pants, underwear and socks. Please ensure a student's change of clothing is seasonally appropriate. If your child uses an item from their backpack, a clinic note will go home. Make sure to label items in your students'backpacks. Please note, I have limited clothing items in the clinic and you may be called to bring clothing or pick your student up from school.
Please pack a healthy food item and a refillable water bottle for your student to have throughout the day. Some examples include yogurt, fruit, crackers or vegetables. Please note that sugary foods and processed foods can cause tummy aches and headaches during the day.
Medication pick up will be May 26th by 3:00pm Please come to the front office foyer and bring your driver's license.
Please remember to supply the school nurse with an updated 3231 immunization form and the 3300, ear, eye, dental and bmi form for the new school year. Medical exemptions will need to be filled out by your doctor each school year. Affidavit of religious exemption (DPH Form 2208) will need to be filled out, signed and notarized. A student will not be allowed to register without these forms.
Please make sure the doctor fills the forms out completely, signed and dated.
All diet changes/restrictions that need to be made in the cafeteria will need a medical note from the doctor. You may use the Food Allergy Action plan or the Individual Healthcare plan signed by the parent and the doctor. Contact Nurse Ginger with questions, 678-341-6481, ext. 321003
If you would be interested in volunteering to help with hearing/vision screening please contact Nurse Ginger at 678-341-6481, ext. 321003.
New Medical Forms:
Please remember to have the appropriate updated medical forms turned in to the school nurse the begining of the school year along with current medications. Have your forms signed by the parent and medical docotor dated on or after 8/4 so they are good for the full school year. All medications, including cough drops, lotions, neosporin and sunblock will need an Authorized to administer form signed by the parent (one for each medication). All medications will need to be in the original container and age-appropriate with student's name listed.
If a medical condition has resolved, we will need a medical note from the doctor stating that information so we can remove the medical flag from your students account.
Each year 5th grade students have the parent option of participating in the "Always Changing School Puberty Program". This class is offered in May and the boys/girls are taught separately. During this class, students will learn about proper hygiene, nutrition, and the changes they will start seeing in their bodies. Please visit https://pgschoolprograms.com for further information.
Class is scheduled for boys, May 10th and girls May 11th.
Are you a licensed RN or LPN? Would you like to work the same hours your children are in school? Our students will warm your heart, make you laugh and brighten your day. If interested, please contact Heidi Avila at 770-887-2461 ext. 202336 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Georgia Department of Public Health
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. One bad sunburn in childhood doubles the risk of skin cancer later in life. Damage from exposure to UV rays builds up over time, so sun protection should start at an early age. Most skin cancers can be prevented.
Skin Cancer Prevention in Schools
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Guidelines for School Programs to Prevent Skin Cancer, outlines steps that school communities can take to develop a comprehensive approach to reducing the risk for skin cancer among students, teachers, staff and visitors.
Skin Cancer Protective Behaviors
The CDC recommends using various methods that reduce exposure to the full spectrum of UV radiation as the first line of protection against skin cancer and using sunscreen as a complementary measure.
- Minimize exposure to the sun during peak hours 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Seek shade from the midday sun 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Wear protective clothing, hats and sunglasses that protect the skin.
- Use a broad spectrum with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or more.
- Avoid sunlamps and tanning beds.