Nursing Services

Our school nurse provides health services that increase school attendance and prevent and control the spread of communicable diseases. She is responsible for verification of immunizations and providing hearing/vision screenings. She also manages students with chronic health conditions and administers specialized services to students. In partnership with our school, parents and district, our nurse strives to increase student achievement by promoting and advocating for the health, wellness and safety of all students.

WCSD Medication Policy JGCD

  • No medication is given without written permission from parent/legal guardian.
  • Students are not allowed to transport or possess medication.
  • Medication must be in the original container.
  • Prescription medications must be in the pharmacy bottle with the pharmacy directions on the bottle.
  • Physician authorization is required for medications given daily for a period greater than 2 weeks or on a regular basis.
  • Students are allowed to carry Diabetic supplies and emergency medications for Asthma or Allergies if a Self-Administration of Medication form and Physician Health Care Plan are on file in the Clinic.

More information on the WCSD Board Medication Policy JGCD can be found here.

Additional Clinic Information

  • Students who are ill during the school day must see the nurse in order to check out. We do not have a “check out list”. A parent must be contacted for check out. Students are not allowed to use cell phones to call home. The call must be placed from the clinic.
  • Any student who is diagnosed with a contagious illness must bring the school nurse a note from the doctor clearing that student to return to school. Examples of contagious illnesses are mono, strep throat, flu, conjunctivitis (pink eye),  staph infections.
  • Parents should contact the school nurse if a student is in the hospital. The school nurse will be able to contact teachers to arrange for makeup work. 
  • The school nurse is able to help with hospital homebound services and contacts the teachers for makeup work for student absences.

Contact Us

Ruby Lawson
School Nurse
(770) 266-4571
Hours: 7 a.m to 3:30 p.m.

Forms & Emergency Plans

Click here to access more information about the district's Nursing Department and to download all medical forms and emergency plans.
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