Regina Cook, RN

The school nurse is available on a daily basis to provide care for students’ basic health care needs.

Students who need to see the nurse should ask his or her teacher to contact the office to have the student's name put on the sign-up sheet. The nurse will contact the student when it is his or her turn.

Medications

  • All medications will be dispensed through the Middle School or Nurse’s office.
  • Medication will only be dispensed with written permission and instructions either from the parent/guardian or physician.
  • All medications must be kept in the original container with proper identification, and should be brought to the office immediately upon arrival on campus.
  • Students should not keep any medicine with them, except asthma inhalers as deemed necessary by student’s doctor or school nurse.

"No Nit" Policy

Irwin County Schools continue to enforce a “No Nit Policy” and the National Pediculosis Association recognizes this policy “as the public health standard intended to keep children lice free, nit free, and in school.”

The No-Nit Policy simply means the student is temporarily dismissed from school until hair is free of lice and nits before returning to school. Close contacts, family members, bed mates should be examined and treated only if they are also infested. After an infested student has been treated at home and then checked by their health care provider/health dept., they may return to school with a “No Nit Clearance Note” from their provider, which must be submitted to the main office before class.

Head Lice 101

Medical Forms

Authorization for Self-Administration of Asthma Medication
Authorization to Give Medication at School
Student Asthma Action Card
Childhood Asthma Control Test
Childhood Asthma Control Test (Spanish)
Adult Asthma Control Test
Adult Asthma Control Test (Spanish)

Links for Parents

Georgia School Health Facts

Toll-Free School Safety Hotline

Toll-Free School Safety Hotline
1-877-SAY-STOP
MAKE THE CALL AND STOP VIOLENCE IN YOUR SCHOOL

The 1-877-SAY-STOP toll- free hotline was created by the Georgia Department of Education. Students can anonymously report anyone who has a weapon, has threatened to bring a weapon to school, or has violated any other school safety rules. The hotline hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; after 5 p.m. all calls will be forwarded to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Callers will not be asked to reveal their identities. Make the call; you can make a difference!