• MPES Clinic 

Clinic Information

  • For the safety of all students at our school, the following guidelines should be followed when requesting administration of medications 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.
  • Student Illness or Injury

    GCPS recommends that any students with flu-like symptoms be isolated until the parents can pick them up.

    Symptoms include:

    • Fever over 100 degrees
    • Acute respiratory illness: sore throat, congestion, runny nose, or cough

    Less common symptoms include:

    • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
    • Lethargy
    • Lack of appetite

  • Transportation Guidelines

    Students should not be sent home on the bus if they have signs of flu-like symptoms.

    Parents are encouraged when picking up a student with flu-like symptoms to contact their medical provider or the health department at (770) 339-4260 for additional guidance.

  • Flu Prevention Tips

    Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

    If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.

    Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

    Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.

    Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

    Practice other good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

    If you have any additional questions or concerns, contact our school clinic. Further information will be provided as it is available.

  • Reasons to Keep Your Child Home from School

     You should keep your child at home if he/she might spread an illness to other children. Children who are sick have a difficult time participating in class and learning.  

    Please make sure your child is symptom free (vomit/diarrhea/fever) free for 24 hours WITHOUT medications before you send them back to school.