GSMST students will be allowed access to and services of the clinic. Clinic personnel supervise the administration of medications, assess health care needs, and administer emergency first aid when appropriate. When students become ill or injured during the day, they should report immediately to the teacher and request a pass to the clinic. Clinic personnel will contact parents as situations require.
Should the need arise to treat your child in the clinic it is imperative that parents complete a Clinic Card at the beginning of school. It must include current address and phone number, medical conditions, emergency numbers, and a valid parent signature. If changes occur during the year, parents should notify the Clinic. A Clinic Card must be on file before students are allowed to check out.
Over the Counter Medications
Administering over the counter medications at school is discouraged. Students may not have over the counter medications in their possession and may not share medications of any kind with fellow students.
If a student must have an over the counter medication in order to attend school, the parent/guardian must furnish a written request for the school to supervise administration of the medication. This request must include the student’s name, name of the medication, dose and time to be administered. Medication must be kept in the clinic in the original container. If the medication is to be administered for more than one day, a Medication Request Form must be completed.
Click here for a copy of the GWINNETT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION REQUEST.
When to Keep Your Child Home
- Fever of 100.4 degrees with symptoms
- Nausea, recurring vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal pain
- Sore throat
- Persistent cough
- Red inflamed or discharging eyes
- Any open sore oozing fluid or pus
- Rash with fever or signs of illness
- Suspected impetigo, lice or scabies that is not being treated
- Any other unusual signs or symptoms of illness
If you have any questions about these procedures, please call the clinic.