The authorization forms for prescription, over the counter and right to carry medications can be found on the DeKalb County Schools Website: Medication
medication that will be kept at school needs its own authorization form, to be
delivered by a legal guardian, un-expired and in the original container.
If a student
will be taking a medication during school hours that is also to be taken when
the student is not in school, please ask your pharmacist for a bottle to keep
at school and split the medication doses. If you bring in a bottle of
medication that also needs to be taken at home, a guardian will have to pick up
and drop off the medication every day.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has a resource to decide if/when you need to keep a student home from school: CHOA
Resource- too sick for school?
indicates that if a student has a temperature of 100.3*F or higher, that
student needs to remain out of school until they have been without a fever (or
any medications that will lower a fever) for 24 hours.
also indicates that if a student is diagnosed with a contagious bacterial
infection (ie. Strep) that student can not return to school until they have
been on antibiotics for at least 24 hours.