• The Northbrook Clinic

    Guidelines for medication administration are consistent with Board Procedure PJGC.

    • For the safety of all students at our school, the following guidelines should be followed when requesting administration of medication at school:
      • Only those medications required during school hours should be administered at school. Please check with your physician regarding the need for medications to be administered during school hours. 
      • All medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, must be accompanied by a completed Administration of Medication Request form and brought to the school clinic by an adult. Students may not transport medications to school. 
      • All medications must be in an original child-proof container. Prescription medications must be in their labeled prescription bottle. School staff will only administer medication according to the directions on the label. 
      • Any medications remaining at the end of the school year must be picked up or school staff will dispose of them. 
      • Students may only carry medication as prescribed by law with the required documentation. Please check with our school clinic worker if your child needs to carry emergency medications with them. 

     Medical Forms and Resources

    Medical Forms listed on the GCPS website are available by request from the school clinic.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    When should I keep my student home?

    Parents often wonder what makes a child too sick to go to school, childcare, or camp. The spread of common illnesses, such as flu/colds, gastrointestinal illnesses (diarrhea), pink eye (conjunctivitis), and Strep throat can be limited if children (and adults) who are ill stay home and away from other people.

    Is my child too sick to go to school?

    Children/adults with the following symptoms should be kept home until the symptoms go away for a full 24 hours (without the aid of medication):

    • Diarrhea (3 or more loose stools in a 24 hour period) 
    • Vomiting 
    • Fever 
    • Greater than 100.3°F if child has other symptoms or 
    • Greater than 101°F if child has no other symptoms

    Children (and adults) should also stay home and away from other people if they have:

    • Pink eye/Conjunctivitis
    • If the infection is bacterial, stay home until on antibiotics for a full 24 hours 
    • Strep Throat (until on antibiotics and fever-free for a full 24 hours)
    • A bad cough 
    • Rashes/sores 
    • An itchy rash 
    • Rash/draining sores that can not be covered 
    • Mouth sores with drooling

    If your child is sick with any of these symptoms, please contact your child’s doctor to see if they need to be seen. If your child has been seen by a doctor and has been cleared to return to school, please tell your child’s school nurse or clinic worker.