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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.