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Druid Hills High School

Dekalb County Schools

School Health Information

DHHS Clinic News

The authorization forms for prescription, over the counter and right to carry medications can be found on the DeKalb County Schools Website:  Medication Authorization Forms

Each 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?

This guide 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.

This guide 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.