• End of Year Clinic Reminders

     

    I have enjoyed helping to care for the health needs of your children this year! There are many things to think about as we approach the last week of school. Here are just a few reminders from the clinic:

    End of School Year Medication Pick up – Please pick up ALL medications from the school clinic by 2pm on Thursday, May 23rd. Please come to the front office and give your student’s name to the Receptionist. The nurse will bring the meds out to you along with a form to sign. If medication is not picked up from the clinic by 2pm on May 23rd, it will be considered abandoned. Abandoned medication will be destroyed in accordance with local, state, and federal laws. We do NOT keep any meds in the clinic over the summer.

    New Health Forms/Meds for the 2023-24 School Year - With each new school year, it is necessary to update your child’s Health Forms in the school clinic. All students with medical conditions (ie Asthma, Allergies, Seizures, etc.) must submit new health care plans each school year. The forms must be completed, signed by both parent and physician, dated after 5/24/24, and turned in to the School Nurse when school resumes in August. Please see the school website: Student Services/School Nurse/Health Forms for more information.

    If you plan to bring medications to the clinic next year, you must complete a Request for Administration of Medication form with each medication turned into the clinic. If the medicine is over the counter, only a parent's signature is required. However, if it is prescription medication, or needs to be administered for more than 2 weeks, the form must also be signed by a physician. Please see the school website: Student Services - School Nurse - Medications - to read all the information regarding safely transporting and storing meds in the clinic.

    If you would like for your student to carry emergency medication, such as an inhaler, epi-pen, or glucagon/diabetes supplies, the physician must indicate on both the Care Plan and the Authorization for Students to Carry form that the student is trained and capable of carrying and self-administering the listed medication. The Authorization for Students to Carry form requires physician, student, and parent signatures.

    All necessary Health Forms can be found at the link below and on the school website under Student Services - School Nurse - Health Forms.

    https://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/Page/707

    If you have a rising 7th grader, please contact your student’s primary care provider to see if they will need any required immunizations before school resumes in August. ALL students entering the 7th grade are required to have received both the Tdap Booster (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) and the Meningococcal Vaccine (MCV4) prior to the first day of their 7th grade school year. An updated 3231 form with these newly given immunizations documented must be on file with us prior to August 1st, 2024

    Thank you, and please do not hesitate to call or email me with any questions! Enjoy a fun and safe summer!

     

Last Modified on April 10, 2024