Student Health Services
Medication and Clinic Procedures
The clinic’s purpose is for supervision of administering prescribed medicines and for students who become so ill while in school it is deemed that they should be sent home. No medication will be given by the clinic without a written, signed parent request and medication will not be provided. All prescription medication must have a written statement/authorization from a licensed physician.
All medication (prescription and nonprescription) brought to school by parents and/or students must be taken to the clinic immediately upon arriving on campus with a note from the parent/guardian authorizing the dispensing of the medicine. The medicine should be in the original, up-to-date pharmaceutical container clearly labeled as to the student’s name, name of the medication, the appropriate dosage, and the time for each dose. No more than a 30-day supply of the medication can be stored in the clinic. At the prescribed time for dosage, the student should come to the clinic for the nurse to dispense the medicine. The nurse/designee is the only person certified to distribute medicine.
According to policy JGCD, a student for whom the school has supporting medical documentation on file may carry at all times, with parental/guardian permission, inhalers for asthma, auto-injectable epinephrine for allergic reactions, and all necessary supplies and equipment to perform monitoring and treatment functions authorized by the student's diabetes medical management plan while in school or at a school-sponsored activity. Students may not dispense medicine, including cough drops, to other students.
If a student becomes too ill to remain in class, the school nurse will try to reach a parent/guardian by phone and recommend that they come to school and pick up their child. That is why it is so important that we have updated, working phone numbers on every student’s contact information form. Bus transportation cannot be provided to sick children. If your child is ill, please do not send him/her to school. A student who contracts a contagious disease or condition, such as pink eye, chickenpox, ringworm, impetigo, or pediculosis (head lice) will be sent home from school and must remain home until the condition or disease is corrected.
Thomaston-Upson School Nurses
TU School Nurses from Left to Right: Jackie Sanders, RN (ULES and ULPK), Robyn Greer, RN (ULMS), Lisa Sollenberger, LPN (ULHS and ULAS), and Cynthia King, LPN (ULPS)
Authorization to Carry Prescription Medication-This form is necessary if your child will carry prescription asthma medication, epinephrine auto-injector, or diabetic medication with them during the school day and administer the medication themselves without the assistance of a nurse.
Authorization to Give Medication at School (More than 2 Weeks)- This form is necessary if your child will receive medication during the school day from the nurse. The medication will stay in the clinic during the school day and the student will receive these services for longer than two weeks.
Authorization to Give Medication at School (Less than or Equal to 2 Weeks) - This form is necessary if your child will receive medication during the school day from the nurse. The medication will stay in the clinic during the school day and the student will receive these services for less than or equal to two weeks.
Directory of School Nurses
Upson-Lee Primary School: Ms. Cynthia King, LPN (706) 646-9393
Upson-Lee Pre-K and Upson-Lee Elementary School: Ms. Jackie Sanders, RN (706) 646-9352
Upson-Lee Middle School: Ms. Robyn Greer, RN (706) 646-9444
Upson-Lee High School and Upson-Lee Alternative School: Ms. Lisa Sollenberger, LPN (706) 646-9415
Immunization Requirements for Georgia Child Care and School Attendance
314 East Lee St.
Thomaston, GA 30286