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Health & Medical Information

The Glynn County School System reminds staff and residents to take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in coastal Georgia. Currently, there are over 3,500 reported local cases of coronavirus.
 
According to the Centers for Disease Control, COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person to person, including between people who are physically near each other (within about 6 feet). People who are infected but do not show symptoms can also spread the virus to others. 
 
While we are still learning about how the virus spreads and the severity of illness it causes, the CDC recommends that community members take the following steps to help slow the spread:
 
 
 
For additional information on recommendations from the CDC regarding the prevention of COVID-19, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/prepare-safe-return.html. For additional information on recommendations from the Coastal Health District, visit https://covid19.gachd.org/.
 
 
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, school nurses strive to maximize each child's educational success by diligently promoting health, wellness and safety.
Be sure to thank your child's school nurse for all she does 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.
 
Illness
 
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.
 
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.