Mrs. Melissa Smith, R.N.
The clinic serves students and their families by coordinating the school’s health care program, implementing scoliosis, hearing and vision screenings, as well as administering nursing care by a licensed, registered nurse.
As you prepare your child for the new school year please include taking care of any medical needs so that we can better provide a healthy and safe environment for all the children and staff at GCA.
New students coming into preschool or lower school AND ALL KINDERGARTENERS must have a Virginia School Entrance Physical and Immunization Report signed by a physician within 12 months of the first day of school.
Rising 6th graders need a booster immunization (Tdap) prior to the first day of school.
All students grades 6-12 playing school sports must have a current sports physical.
Students with the need for medication during school hours must have a Medication Administration sheet which must be signed by a physician if it is a perscription med. Any over the counter meds will need to be accompanied by the same form but only signed by the parent if it to be given as directed on the bottle.
Students with the following conditions: Asthma, Anaphylaxis, and Diabetes must have a current Plan of Care or Action Plan for each school year.
If you would like to set up an appt to discuss any medical issues regarding your child, please email me with dates/times which are convenient for you. I will be available the week prior to the first day of school.
Thank you in advance as you help me to prepare for a healthy, safe, and comfortable school year. Please don't hesitate to contact me throughout the school year to update me on any changes with your child or if I can be of any assistance with your child's health needs.
This will help me to better help your child when they return to school whether it be to have their medications on hand, approve extra time between classes, notify the appropriate faculty and staff, or be able to identify complications or other needs specific to their illness.
We remind you that our policy states children are to be kept home until 24 hours has passed in the case vomitting, diarrhea or fever over 100.0 without the use of medication to alleviate symptoms. We are not only concerned about spreading illnesses but also what other illness your child could pick up if their immune system has not recovered. It is our prayer that your children are healthy and avoid illness. In the meantime please encourage good nutrition, plenty of rest, and good handwashing.
If your child requires medication to be administered during school, please print and fill out the Medication Administration Form below to be turned in with the medication. Please note that a physician's signature is required for all perscription meds and any homeopathic/natural remedies. All medication must be in original containers and labled. Over the counter meds such as Motrin, Tylenol, cough drops, and TUMS should be brought in if your child uses them regularly. The clinic has a limitted amount of these for occasional use with your verbal permission. Students are not permitted to transport medicaions to and from home.
Medication Administration Form