The clinic is open every school day from 7:10am – 2:20pm.
Authorization to Give Medicine at School
The clinic does not stock medications. If possible, medicine should be taken at home rather than at school. However, if medication must be taken at school, please complete the "Authorization to Give Medication at School" form. Send the medicine, in the original container, along with the authorization form to the school clinic for storage. This includes cough drops and ointments of any kind. Authorization forms for prescription medication must be signed by your physician. Medication is not carried over from school year to school year. Medications not picked up by 12:00 p.m. on the last day of school will be disposed of.
Please help us guard against the spread of germs by teaching your child to thoroughly wash his/her hands, to sneeze and cough into his/her elbow, to properly dispose of used tissues, to keep his/her fingers off of their face, and especially out of their mouth, and to stay home until "fever-free' (without the use of medicine) for 24 hours.
SHS General Information
The Student Health Services (SHS) Team delivers health services and programs through a team approach utilizing the Registered Nurses and Clinic Assistants in the clinics and School-Based Health Centers. Our Registered Nurses and Clinic Assistants work together to provide care for students and to serve as a resource for all health-related issues. SHS believes optimal learning requires good health. Research shows there is a clear connection between school nursing services and student academic success.
Healthy Children…Learn Better!
Health Services Information
The school should be informed if your child has a medical condition or chronic illness, requires assistance with medication, or for any medical procedure or treatment.
When possible, medication should be taken at home, including all non-essential medications such as vitamins, herbals, essential oils, and narcotic pain medications. However, if medication must be taken at school, on a field trip or during a “before or after” school chaperoned activity, parents must provide all medications (prescribed and over-the counter) in accordance with Fulton County Schools Medication Administration Policy and Guidelines.
The parent/legal guardian must complete an authorization and instruction form entitled “AUTHORIZATION TO GIVE MEDICATION AT SCHOOL SHS-1 Form”. For all prescription medications, a healthcare provider must also sign the form. The school cannot give medications without the authorization form. The same form is used for prescription and non-prescription medications. Medication Authorization Forms are valid for one/current school year. A separate form MUST be used for each medication.
If your child has a medical condition such as asthma, a severe allergy or another health-related condition that requires self-administration of medication, or needs to carry an emergency medication (Epipen, Diastat, Inhaler, Glucagon, etc.), or has an approved legitimate reason to carry a medication on his/her person, you must complete and submit to the school clinic an "Authorization for Students to Carry Medication SHS-2 Form". This form must be signed by the healthcare provider, parent and student.
Over-the-Counter (OTC) medications have different requirements. Refer to the annual Health Services Information Letter.
It is the parent or legal guardian’s responsibility to keep the student’s health and contact information (telephone numbers, address, etc.) updated.
By working together, we can strive to ensure the health and well-being of every student so that he/she can benefit from the education program.
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. TracyLynn Wagner
Tracy Lynn Wagner, RN, BSN, is the Alpharetta Cluster Nurse and the Data Manager for Student Health Services. Ms. Wagner graduated with her Bachelor of Nursing Degree from the University of New York. She has been with the county for 20 years.
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Pauline David
Ms. David Grew up in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. She worked as a microbiologist in a hospital laboratory for years, before staying home with her children. Ms. David taught 2 and 3 year olds at a preschool and tutored math for several years. She's been at Manning Oaks since 2015.
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