Leslie Kitchen, RN BSN
678-594-8190 ext 087
Clinic Hours: 8:15 am - 3:15 pm
“You cannot educate a child who is not healthy
and you cannot keep a child healthy who is not educated” -
Former US Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders, MD.
The mission of the Cobb County School Health Services is to strengthen and facilitate the educational process through improvement and protection of the health status of all students. School nurses work as a team with school administrators, teachers, counselors, school social workers, families and community to identify and assist each student to reach their maximum state of well-being.
The Cobb County School District recognizes the importance of the health and welfare of students and staff. Therefore, the District establishes a school health service program to address the health and safety of students and staff. The program is staffed by a nursing supervisor, area consulting nurses, and licensed nurses in each school.
We coordinate with the Cobb County Board of Health in protecting children from certain symptoms of infectious diseases. Bringing a child to school with any symptoms of infectious illness puts other children at risk of getting sick. If all parents keep their sick children at home, we will have stronger, healthier and happier children. While we regret any inconvenience this may cause, in the long run this means fewer lost workdays and less illness for parents too.
Areas of Responsibility
Medication Forms and Medical Action Plans/Care Plans:
Access to all forms needed in the clinic to provide the best care for your student are located under the Parents & Students: Resources link of the new CCSD website. Forms required for medication administration, specific medical needs management and care action plans are accessible from this one link. Do not hesitate to call the clinic for any questions regarding form access, or requested/required in the clinic.
CCSD School Health Resources: Additional CCSD School Health resources.
- Breakfast/Lunch Menus
- QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.pdf
- Head Lice Policy.pdf
- Ringworm Policy.doc
- Ringworm Policy - Spanish.docx
- Pinkeye Guidelines.doc
- Pinkeye Guidelines - Spanish.docx
- Strep Fact Sheet.pdf
COVID-19 Resources: Stopping the spread of germs is essential during this time frame. Attached are websites with a wealth of information regarding the latest guidelines and recommendations to help slow the spread.
Hand washing is the number one infection control practice for prevention. Attached is the CDC recommendation for appropriate hand washing technique. https://youtu.be/eZw4Ga3jg3E