Direct Office: 678.818.1061

Fax: 770.957.2290

Clinic Hours: 7:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. or by appointment

At Eagle's Landing Christian Academy we are blessed to have a full-time registered nurse on-site during the school day. Nurse Linda Payne is ready to help you and your family!

Children need to be healthy to learn and learn to be healthy.  



If your child needs to take medication while at school:


1. Complete the authorization form found on this web page. Fax or bring completed copy to Clinic.


2. Please keep prescription medications and/or over-the-counter medications in the original container. Your pharmacy can usually place a prescription in 2 labeled containers, 1 for school and 1 for home use.


3. For children with severe allergies, please have your doctor complete an allergy action plan and send a copy to the Clinic.

Automated external defibrillators (AED): There are 3 AEDs located on the ELCA campus. One is located on the wall near the nurse's station, another is on the wall in the hallway between the worship center and the choral suite and there is one in the Athletic Trainer's office. The school nurse is responsible for checking the batteries in these units monthly.

ELCA Families,

Welcome, all new and returning students and parents! My name is Linda Payne and I am the Eagle's Landing Christian Academy school nurse. I have been a registered nurse for 13 years, this will be my fifth year at ELCA, and I have a 2nd grader and 6th grader here this fall.

I am so excited and ready to see students back on campus! We have worked this summer to create a well-prepared plan for the 2020-2021 school year. My goal is to help keep students and staff healthy and to take measures needed to stop the spread of this virus as it makes its way onto campus. Our School Reopening Plan is designed to help us be proactive in our response to COVID-19 and to help us return to campus safely. It is meant to be practical, flexible, and includes reliable guidelines and recommendations.

Home Screenings: It is important that everyone in our school work together with open communication and flexibility so that we can provide the best level of safety and health for all of our students and staff. Screening your students before bringing them to school is one of the best ways to help keep our campus healthy. A person is most contagious on the first day that symptoms appear. When your student wakes up not feeling well, it is best to be safe and keep them at home. The Symptom Screening Checklist should be downloaded and referred to every morning to determine whether your child is cleared to come to school that day. A Parent Acknowledgement Form should be completed before your first day of school for each of your students to accept your role in screening your child before bringing them to school.

Morning Drop-Off: Here are a few pointers for our new morning drop off procedure so that we may respect everyone’s time and help get our students into the building:

  • Student drop-off starts at 7:30 am at the Main Entrance, South Portico (Middle School), High School, and Preschool Entrance.

  • Each student will have their temperature screened as they enter.

  • When driving up to drop your student off, please roll down your window so that we may check temperatures in the car.

  • For students in pre-k and lower school, we will have staff members available to help walk them to class.

  • Please make sure your students have their masks on and that they are ready to step out of the vehicle when they reach the school entrance.


Medications: Students should not carry medications with them while at school. Students who are in middle or high school may carry life-saving medications with them (Epi-pens, inhalers) only if parents sign the Authorization to Carry EpiPen or the Authorization to Carry inhaler and turn it into the clinic. All other prescription medication will be kept in the clinic and require an Authorization Form to be administered as needed. There will be clinic personnel stationed at the main foyer during the first few days of school to accept medications and forms.

Review the 10 Ways to be Prepared to Return to School. It has some practical steps that can be taken at home to prepare for the start of school.

I look forward to another great school year! Thank you for allowing me to care for and serve your children. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.





Adapted from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. A guide to making an early morning decision. 


1. FEVER: Children with a fever over 100.0 degrees F should stay at home until there is no fever for 24 hours. If you treat a fever with medicine before school, the fever can return and your child may still be contagious. Call your doctor if your child has a fever with pain, rash, weakness, vomiting, or diarrhea.  


2. DIARRHEA & VOMITING: One event of watery diarrhea or more than one event of vomiting are reasons to keep your child home. If vomiting or diarrhea continues or your child also has a fever, rash, or weakness, call your doctor. 


3. PERSISTENT COUGHING: If your child's cough is worse than you would expect with a cold, keep them at home. If they have a hard time breathing or have a fever, call your doctor. 


4. SORE THROAT: If your child has a sore throat and fever, or a severe sore throat without fever, they should stay home from school. Call your doctor if there is a quick onset of fever and sore throat without cold symptoms. 


5. PINK EYE / CONJUNCTIVITIS: If your child's eye is red with cloudy or yellow drainage, they should stay home until symptoms are gone. Call your doctor for treatment.  


6. PERSISTENT EAR PAIN: Your child should stay at home if they have a lot of ear pain. Call your doctor for treatment. 


7. IMPETIGO: If your child has impetigo (red, oozing blister areas with yellow-gold scabs on the body or face) they should stay home as long as your doctor says. 


8. STOMACH ACHE: If your child complains of a stomach ache, especially if they say it hurts to move and they do not want to eat, they should stay home. Call your doctor.  


9. LICE: If your child has lice, they need to be treated and nits (eggs) removed. They need to stay at home until the school has cleared them to return.    


10. CHICKENPOX: Your child should stay at home until all the bumps are scabbed and no new bumps have shown up in two days. Call your doctor for treatment of symptoms.   

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