The Fayette County School System provides a nurse at each elementary school clinic. The school clinic nurse will assist students who become sick or injured while at school and will dispense medications prescribed by physicians.
It is imperative that you provide us with home and business telephone numbers and notify us of any changes in these numbers. It is important that we have at least one emergency number of a person in our geographical area to contact in case you cannot be reached.
Injuries: Minor cuts, scrapes, or bruises will be treated in the clinic. Other more serious injuries will be reported to the parents.
Emergencies: In the event of a situation requiring immediate medical attention, paramedics will be called. If deemed necessary, the child will be transported to a local medical facility at the parents’ expense.
Special Problems: If your child has any special problems of which the school needs to be aware (allergies, seizures, asthma, etc.), please notify the school in writing.
Stay Home if You’re Sick!
At the beginning of a new school year, it’s always a good idea to review our guidelines for sending sick children to school:
Fever (100.4° or higher), Nausea/Vomiting: Return to school after 24 hours without fever, child behaving normally, and a minimum of one full school day.
Strep Throat/Scarlet Fever: Return to school after at least 24 hours of antibiotic treatment and no fever for 24 hours.
Clinic Substitutes Needed!
Fayette County needs individuals interested in substituting in the school clinics. Please apply at the Human Resources Department at the County office. Application takes about one hour, and you will need the following:
Social Security Card, birth certificate, or passport
CPR and First Aid cards
Transcript or diploma from the highest level of education or RN or LPN license if applicable
Name, address & phone numbers of three people to be used as references
Training will include watching a video on sexual harassment and a video on how to use the SubFinder system. For more information contact Pam Kirkland or Debbie King.