Health and Wellness

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School Nurse Lyn Fitzgerald

Lyn Fitzgerald, BSN, RN
School Nurse

The Student Based Health Center or "Wellness Center" provided by Choptank Community Health System is now available Monday-Friday.  The hours are 8am - 4pm.  


For a child to be seen, written consent must be sent in with student or verbal consent from the parent may be given to the school nurse, the health room assistant, or the Wellness Center staff. We cannot accept consent given to teachers (unless through e-mail) or through the child.

Health, Medication, and Immunization Policies

GES complies with all health policies established by the Caroline County Board of Education. For the latest information, forms, and policies, please visit the CCPS Health Services Page.

All medicine (including cough drops) must be delivered to the school by a parent or responsible adult or guardian and have the appropriate order completed and signed by a physician. At no time should a child bring medicine to school in their book bag. Medication may not be given at school without the State of Maryland form completed and signed by a physician as well as parent signature. 

** Children must be fever free WITHOUT medication for 24 hours before returning to school.  Please keep your children home when they are sick.  **

** Please make sure phone number(s) are updated!! Feel free to call, e-mail, visit Ms. Lyn with any questions or concerns! ** 

Flu Information

If your child is sick, PLEASE KEEP THEM HOME! A child must be fever free (without medication) for 24 hours before he/she can return to school. It's the only way to prevent widespread illness in our school.


Your child may have the flu if they have some or all of these symptoms:

• Fever

• Cough

• Sore throat

•Body aches and chills

• Headache

• Fatigue

 

Emergency signs in children:

• Fast or difficulty breathing

• Bluish skin color

• Not drinking enough fluids / Not voiding normally

• Not waking up or not interacting

• Irritable

•Fever with a rash

If your child shows any of these signs, please seek medical attention IMMEDIATELY.

 

Fighting the flu:

• Stay home and get plenty of rest

•Drink clear fluids to keep from getting dehydrated

• Cover your coughs and sneezes to prevent spreading flu to others