14 St. John Circle, Newnan, GA 30265 --- (770) 251-6111

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Odyssey Charter School Clinic

School Nurse – Kelly Sequeira, R.N.
ksequeira@odysseycharterschool.net
(770) 251-6111, ext. 205

The Odyssey Clinic is open daily from 8:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.  Our clinic staff consists of a full time Registered Nurse and a part-time Certified Nursing Assistant.  We assist students who become ill or injured during school hours and dispense medications as prescribed by physician.

 

Illness

As parents, we need your assistance in keeping Odyssey Charter School a healthy, clean learning environment. Remember, if your child has been ill that they may not return to school until the following criteria have been met:

  • No fever for a full 24 hours without a fever reducing medication given
  • No vomiting or diarrhea for a full 24 hours
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye) requires 24 hours of Rx eye drops before returning to school
  • Strep Throat requires 24 hours of oral antibiotics before returning to school

 

Over the Counter & Prescription Medication

The school clinic can administer OTC medications if parental consent is provided on the emergency contact form that is completed at the beginning of each school year.  Medications such as Tylenol, Advil, Benadryl, and cough syrup should be brought in by the parent and labeled with the student’s name and grade level. Medications will be stored in the clinic and be given to your child as needed throughout the school year.

For prescription medication, the form below needs to be completed for each medication that the student takes during the course of school hours. Medications must be in a bottle/container with the original prescription label attached. An authorization form must be signed by the prescribing physician in order to be administered at school.

You can obtain Authorization to Give Prescription Medication at School forms from the school nurse or from the school website (see below). To request form via email, please submit request to ksequeira@odysseycharterschool.net.

 

Immunizations

All scholars need a valid ‘Certificate of Immunization: Form 3231’ on file at the school. This is required for the school to be in compliance with the Department of Public Health’s Immunization Requirements for Georgia Child Care and School Attendance.

https://dph.georgia.gov/sites/dph.georgia.gov/files/Immunization%20Requirements%20%20for%20Georgia%20Child%20Care%20and%20School%20Attendance.pdf

 

Rising 7th graders must meet additional criteria below to begin the new school year.

https://dph.georgia.gov/sites/dph.georgia.gov/files/Immunizations/Tdap_Meningitis_ParentsFactSheet_031214_0.pdf

 

Handwashing

When done correctly, hand washing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of communicable diseases.  The CDC has short videos you can watch with your children that show proper hand hygiene techniques.

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing

 

Helpful Links

Healthy Schools   http://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/

Common Childhood Illnesses https://www.cdc.gov/parents/children/diseases_conditions.html

Seasonal Flu   https://www.cdc.gov/flu/

Kids Health http://kidshealth.org/

 

Please do not hesitate to call the Odyssey Clinic if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s health at school.

 

Kelly Sequeira, R.N.
ksequeira@odysseycharterschool.net
(770) 251-6111, ext. 205


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