Rebecca M.McWalters RN and Frostyphone: 770-667-8591 ext:491529RMcWalters@forsyth.k12.ga.usImportant News!
- Immunizations for up- coming 7th graders (2019-2020) are due before the next school year begins.
- Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)
- MCV (meningococcal conjugate vaccine)
- Please call your doctor to make an appt to have these given or contact your local Health Department.
About the DeSana Middle School Clinic
Clinic hours are from 8:30-4:30, Monday - Friday.
The main goal of the DMS clinic is to keep all students as well and comfortable as possible in the hopes to facilitate their academic potential. Occasionally, students become ill or get injured while here at school.If your child needs medication during the school day, please remember a parent needs to bring the medication to the school in its original container and sign a "Request for Administration of Medication" form. Click here to download it.The clinic does not have stock medications. All over the counter medications must be brought in by a parent/ guardian.Any daily medication that is given to your child for longer than a two week period, must have a physician signature on the medication form.The student must be fever free, without the use of Motrin / Tylenol, for 24 hours before returning to school. The student must also be vomiting and diarrhea free for 24 hours prior to returning to school.
Students who may need an inhaler while at school may keep it with them. Georgia law requires a signed medication administration form including a Dr.'s signature be kept on file in the clinic.
Hearing/Vision screenings are offered to all students here at DMS. If a student does not pass the first screen, a second check is done by us here in the clinic. You will be notified if your child does not pass the second screening.
Please notify the school nurse with any health concerns that may need attention while your child is attending school.
Ten Reasons to Keep Your Child Home from School
A Guide to Making an Early Morning Decision
It can be hard to decide whether or not your child is too sick to go to school. You often may not be able to tell if he is going to get better or worse during the school day. Also, if your child has had many complaints of pain the past that have caused him to miss school, you should think about if your child is avoiding school. It will be important for you to talk to your child and find out the reason.
Children with fever over 100.0 should stay home until there is no fever for 24 hours. If you treat a fever with medicine before school, the fever can return and your child may still be contagious. Call your doctor if your child has a fever with pain, rash, weakness, vomiting or diarrhea.
Diarrhea & Vomiting
One event of watery diarrhea or more than one event of vomiting are reasons to keep your child home. If vomiting or diarrhea continues or your child also has fever, rash, or weakness, call your doctor
If your child’s cough is worse than you would expect with a cold, keep him at home. If he has a hard time breathing or has a fever, call your doctor.
If your child has a sore throat and fever, or a severe sore throat without fever, he should stay home from school. Call your doctor if there is a quick onset of fever and sore throat without cold symptoms.
If your child’s eye is red with cloudy or yellow drainage, he should stay home until symptoms are gone. Call your doctor for treatment.
Persistent Ear Pain
Your child should stay at home if he has a lot of ear pain. Call your doctor for treatment.
Your child should stay at home until all bumps are scabbed and no new bumps have shown up in two days. Call your doctor for treatment of symptoms.
If your child has impetigo (red, oozing blister areas with yellow-gold scabs on the body or face) he should stay at home as long as your doctor says.
If your child has scabies (a contagious disease caused by a mite which involves itching and a rash), he should stay home for 24 hours after treatment.
If your child has lice, he needs to be treated and nits (eggs) removed. He needs to stay at home until he has been cleared by the school to return.
If your child complains of a stomach ache, especially if he says it hurts to move and he does not want to eat, he should stay home. Call your doctor.When there is doubt in your mind about sending your child to school, consult your child’s doctor. Remember to make sure that your child’s school knows how to reach you during the day.
CHILDREN’S HEALTHCARE OF ATLANTA WWW.CHOA.ORG 404-250-KIDS