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Health & Wellness

Glynn County Schools, working in partnership with our local health officials, understands the need for our schools to be operational during the 2023-2024 school year.


As part of continuing efforts to provide services that support student and staff wellness, this page has been established to provide up-to-date information, resources and communications from the district to our community members about our health and wellness protocols. It is our intention to be responsive to our community and serve it in a manner that puts a priority on the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and community as a whole.



Before Leaving Home (Staff/Students)

  • Check child’s temperature daily.
  • Reinforce proper hygiene habits.
  • Provide hand sanitizer for child and encourage them to use often.
  • Remind student to report to nurse if they feel ill.
  • Ill or symptomatic students and staff will be isolated by school nurses and sent home where they will remain until symptom-free for 24 hours.
Transporting Students
  • Masks are strongly recommended on buses.
  • Traditional routing will be used but with safety precautions in place.
  • Bus riders will follow loading and unloading protocols.
  • Periodic deep cleanings will be scheduled during weekends/breaks.
Serving Meals
  • Grab-N-Go breakfast may be served in classrooms.
  • Alternate meal schedules may be used to stagger class visits to cafeteria.
  • Floor markings and entrance and exit flow paths may be used.
  • Bottle refill stations are installed.
  • Weekly supply of meals available for virtual learning students.
Prevention & Safety
  • All students and employees who are sick are required to stay home.
  • As per CDC and DPH guidance, masks are optional (recommended inside school facilities but not required).
  • Ill or symptomatic students and staff will be isolated by school nurses and treated accordingly.
  • High-touch areas and shared objects will be cleaned/disinfected regularly each day.
Physical Distancing & Operations
  • Provide digital documents and communications when possible.
  • Social distancing plans may be used to avoid mixed groups in hallways.
  • Nonessential visitors and volunteers encouraged to wear masks.
  • Schedule face-to-face appointments with parents when possible.
  • Parents/guardians encouraged to use Infinite Campus to access student info.
Learning & Instruction
  • Daily lessons will be posted on teacher sites and Google Classrooms.
  • Offer virtual learning in grades 6-12 for eligible students.
  • Diagnostic assessments will identify student’s level of performance.
  • Progress, attendance and grades will be communicated in Infinite Campus.
  • Social-emotional and mental health resources will be provided.
Glynn County School Nurse Program
Every Glynn County public school has a registered nurse to ensure that your child's health needs are met while he or she attends school. As an integral part of the Glynn County educational team, our school nurses have a multi-faceted role within the school setting, one that supports the physical, mental, emotional, and social health of students and their success in the learning process. Our nurses provide a variety of school health services, functions and programs. These services are based upon current evidence, best practices, and professional school nursing standards.
Be sure to thank your child's school nurse for all they do to promote the health and well-being of our students and staff.
Medication In The School
According to Glynn County Board of Education policy, specific procedures must be followed for medications to be administered in school.
Before any prescription medication may be administered in school, the parent must provide the school with 1) a completed Physician Authorization for Medication Administration form, and 2) a completed Parental Authorization for Medication Administration form.
Any time there is a change in the prescribed medication, the parent must notify the school, update the forms listed above and provide a prescription bottle labeled to correspond to the new medication order.
All medications must be brought to school in the original labeled bottle from the pharmacy.
The label must clearly state the name of the student and the current health provider's order, including the name of the medication, dosage, administration time, name of physician, and expiration date.
Parents must provide over the counter medications in the original labeled bottle and complete a Parental Authorization for Medication Administration form.
Please help control exposure to illness in school, prevent the spread of disease and reduce the number of absences due to illness.
DO NOT send your child to school if he or she:
  • Has a fever (100 degrees or higher) during the night or in the morning;
  • Has experienced vomiting or diarrhea during the night or in the morning;
  • Has a persistent cough and/or large amounts of nasal discharge;
  • Has an unidentified rash or open, draining skin sores;
  • Has eye irritation with drainage, or;
  • Has tiny live insects (lice) in his or her hair.
Immunization Information
To keep children in schools healthy, Georgia requires children to get vaccines against certain diseases before going to school.
Students entering a Georgia school for the first time – no matter what the grade level – must have a completed Certificate of Vision, Hearing, Dental, and Nutrition screening form. “First time” means never enrolled in a Georgia school before at any time in their lives. For other requirements, visit
  • 7th GRADE IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS:  All students born on or after January 1, 2002 and entering or transferring into 7th grade need proof of an adolescent pertussis (whooping cough) booster immunization (called “Tdap”) and an adolescent meningococcal (meningitis) vaccination. Proof of Tdap immunization and meningitis vaccination must be documented on the Georgia immunization certificate (Form 3231).
  • 11th GRADE IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS: Effective July 1, 2021, children 16 years of age and older, who are entering the 11th grade (including new entrants), must have received one booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4), unless their initial dose was administered on or after their 16th birthday.
*The HPV vaccine is also recommended for both girls and boys at ages 11–12 to protect against cancers and other diseases caused by human papillomavirus.
Other Important Information
Scoliosis screenings are conducted at the middle school level for sixth and eighth grade students. Any parents not wishing for their child to be checked must notify the child's school.
All medication should be taken to the nurse's office in the original prescription container with the most recent date and latest instructions.
If parents do not pick up student medication within one week after school is out, the school system will dispose of the medication.
In case of illness or accident during the school day, the nurse will use professional judgment to determine whether or not the student should be transported to the local hospital emergency room for care. If a student is transported, the student's parents will be called from the emergency room. If the student does not require transport, the parents will be called from the school to pick up the student for medical care.