Phone: 470-695-7823 ext. 572115
Degrees and Certifications:
Nurse Valerie Dattlebaum
My name is Valerie Dattelbaum. It has been my pleasure to be a nurse in Forsyth County Schools since 2008 when I started as a sub nurse and full time in 2009. My experience prior to school nursing has been in Dermatology, Dentistry, Ob/Gyn, Labor & Delivery, and Surgery. On a side note, I also am trained in Massage therapy and Esthetics. Personally, I have 2 sons who are each moving on to their next stages in life. I am a little proud of them! I have had animals all of my life and have nursed them back to health, too. My cat keeps me pretty entertained in my free time. When I am not playing with him I enjoy cooking and gardening.
Clinic hours are from 8AM – 4PM
- CDC symptom checker
- COVID-19 Forsyth County Schools (link) Communications & Community Engagement / COVID 21 22 (forsyth.k12.ga.us)
- COVID-19 Facts for Families COVID-19 Facts for Families 8 23 21.pdf (forsyth.k12.ga.us)
Services provided by school nurses include:
- Promotion of healthy lifestyles.
- Healthcare counseling or guidance to students, their families, and to staff.
- Identify health concerns by observation and assessment of needs, and provide appropriate care.
- Medication management.
- Immunization verification according to state guideline requirements.
- Screenings: vision, hearing, and scoliosis
DONATIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED. Hand Sanitizer, Cleaning wipes, Tissues, Masks, Snacks, Juice, Ginger ale, Small bottled water, Medium or Large non-sterile non latex gloves, Batteries AA-AAA, Alcohol Pads, Eye drops, Cough drops. Thank You!!!
If your student has a chronic illness, please fill out the appropriate form (Action Plan and have it signed by their Physician) and return it to me. A new action plan must be submitted each school year. If your child needs medication while he or she is at school, whether it be a prescribed medication or an over the counter medication, a Request for Administration of Medication must be filled out and returned to me as well. The medication must be in the original bottle (pharmacy will gladly give a second bottle with label for schools) and brought in by a parent/guardian.
Medications must be picked up by a PARENT/GUARDIAN, on or before the last day of school or it will be considered abandoned. Abandoned medication will be destroyed in accordance with local, state, and federal laws/rules & guidelines by the school nurse and an administrator. Medications cannot be stored in the clinic over summer break
If you child is to carry emergency medications (epi-pen, inhaler, insulin, glucagon, seizure medication) the appropriate form (Authorization to carry) must also be filled out by physician and kept on file in the clinic.
If your student needs to check out early due to illness they must visit the school nurse and call home from the clinic for their absence to be excused. If they call from their cell phones and then report to the clinic, this will be unexcused.
If your child has been out of school with any documented illness or injury please call or shoot me an e-mail so I can keep an eye on them.
Please wear a mask, socially distance, wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, use hand sanitizer when washing hands is not possible.
I am looking forward to hearing your laughs and seeing your smiling eyes!!! Thank you. Valerie
For other information, or for forms to turn into the nurse, please click here for the Forsyth County Health Services Page.