The Health Services Program provides coordinated school-based nursing services to ensure the delivery of quality individualized health services for students to facilitate daily school attendance and enhance academic achievement. School-based nursing service allocations are data-driven based on the number of students with documented health conditions, required therapeutic physician ordered treatments for individual students during school hours, and school enrollment. APS Health Services Page
Allergies or Serious Medical Condition: If your child has a life-threatening allergy or any other serious medical condition, please notify the classroom teachers and school nurse in writing as soon as possible.
Clinic Cards: For the safety of your child, the school will maintain emergency information including parents’ names, addresses, phone numbers and the name and phone number of a relative or neighbor to be contacted in case a parent cannot be reached. Any change in information must be reported to the office.
Illness Policy: For the well being of all the children, a sick child should be kept at home. Do NOT bring your child to school if your child has any signs of illness such as fever, sore throat, contagious skin rash, cough, headache, vomiting or diarrhea. Students must be free of fever, vomiting and diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school. Students should remain at home until they can maintain a normal temperature (below 100 Fahrenheit or 37.8 Celsius) for a full 24 hours or more without taking fever – reducing medication.
Injuries or Illness at School: Nurse Petty is our school nurse. She will attend to your child's minor physical needs at school. If an injury requires special attention or if your child is ill, she will call you at the number indicated on his or her clinic card.
Atlanta School Board policy prohibits the administration of medication to students by employees without authorization. If your child must take any medication at school (even over-the-counter medications like Ibuprofen) you and your child’s doctor must complete and sign Medication Form 67071
Student Accident Insurance: This limited Student Accident Insurance plan may help pay for medical bills associated with an accident on an “excess” basis and may only pay for medical services that are NOT paid for by your current insurance according to the schedule of benefits.
If you are interested in enrolling please complete the following:
- Review the *Student Accident Insurance Coverage Enrollment Form that can be accessed online at www.k12studentinsurance.com
- Complete the online application. The online option permits payment by credit/debit card.
- Remember to respond within 30 days of the start of school and your child is covered effective the first day of school!