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School Nurse

Mrs. Debbie Stillson

Hi, welcome to the school nurse webpage! I have had the privilege of being the school nurse here at Twin Oaks for the past 13 years and I am honored to be taking care of your child’s needs while they are here at school, I encourage you to contact me whenever you feel the need. My phone number here at school is: 229-903-2245 and I can be reached during school hours.

Student Health Info

General health information, information letters and individual health care plans can be located under the student health section.

Student Health Info

General health information, information letters and individual healthcare plans can be located under the student health section.

Information letters and individual health care plans

Information letters and individual health care plans can be located under student health on the Lee County School System website.

What happens if my child gets sick or hurt at school?

Parents and/or guardians will be notified when a child is sick, complaining of continuous discomfort, or has fever over 100.4 degrees. In the event of an emergency and the parent or guardian cannot be found, an ambulance will be called, and any associated costs will be the parent’s responsibility.

If your child becomes sick at school, it is the parents’ or guardians’ responsibility to pick up their child promptly. The student will be counted absent from the time the parent is called. He/ she should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. A doctor’s note may be required before a student is readmitted when there is a contagious disease involved.

Emergency Forms and Phone Numbers

All students must have a student health card with emergency contact information where parents and/or guardians can be reached. It is crucial to have current phone numbers and/ or beepers where the given contacts can be reached. Please notify the school immediately if there are any changes to the contact information. Please provide names and phone numbers of persons who are allowed to pick up your child in case of illness or accident when you are unavailable. All information is confidential and used only by school staff in case of emergency.

Immunization Certificates

All students entering or attending Grades Pre-K through 12 in the Lee County School System are required to have a complete Georgia Certificate of Immunization (Form 3231) in accordance with Georgia Law, OCGA 20-2-771. All students must be immunized against vaccine preventable diseases as specified by the Georgia Department of Human Resources, or have medical or religious exemption on file at school.

School Medication Administration

The Lee County School System’s Medication Policy will be followed for all medications given during school hours.

Parents/guardians are encouraged to give medications at home whenever possible. If it is necessary for a student to take medication at school, the following procedures should be followed:

  • The parent/guardian or student (age appropriate) must transport prescription medicines to the health clinic or main office of the school.
  • Prescription medications must be in the original prescription bottle, clearly labeled with the student’s name, physician’s name and contact information, medication name and strength, amount given per dose, route and time of administration, dispensing pharmacy. Over-the-counter medications must be in the unopened original container. The school staff will have the right to refuse to give medication that is questionable or expired.
  • Narcotic and/or other prescription pain medications (e.g. Tylenol with codeine, hydrocodone, etc) will not be administered at school.
  • Any student possessing prescription or over-the-counter medication not in accordance with these guidelines will be considered in violation of the School District’s Code of Conduct and shall be subject to the discipline set forth in the code of conduct and/or the student handbook.
  • The parent/guardian must complete an Authorization to Give Medication at School form in order for school staff to administer medication.
  • The parent/guardian is responsible for notifying the school of any changes in the administration of medications.
  • If these procedures are not followed, medication may not be dispensed at school.
  • Unused medication will be disposed of unless picked up within one week after the medication is discontinued and/or at the end of the school year.

Self-administration of medication at school

Georgia State Law authorizes student self-administration of certain medications and treatments (e.g., asthma inhalers, insulin, Epi-pen) at school, thus relieving the school district and its employees of any liability in connection with self-administration.

In order for a student to keep a medication in his/her possession the following must occur:

  • Written permission from a parent or legal guardian.
  • Written physician’s statement detailing the name and purpose of the medication, prescribed dosage, and time(s) or special circumstances for administration of the medication.
  • Written authorization from the parent/guardian for the school to seek emergency medical treatment for the student when necessary and appropriate.