At Eagle's Landing Christian Academy we are blessed to have a full-time registered nurse on-site during the school day. Nurse Katie Cool is ready to help you and your family! Children need to be healthy to learn and learn to be healthy.
Direct Office: 678.818.1061
Clinic Hours: 7:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. or by appointment
ELCA Health Policy
This policy provides guidance to improve learning by minimizing contagious illness at school. We recognize that each situation is likely to be different and that this policy must be flexible while still providing an overall strategic direction.
Common types of contagious diseases include: COVID-19, Flu (influenza), common cold, stomach viruses, and strep throat.
Contagious diseases can spread by:
Physical contact with an infected person, such as through touch or respiratory droplets.
Contact with objects and other surfaces that an infected person has touched.
When to keep your child home:
We continue to encourage families and employees to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of illness before arriving on campus. Students should feel well enough to participate in all activities while in school. If a student displays any of the following symptoms, we require that they stay home for the appropriate isolation period and at least 24 hours from last symptom and last dose of any fever-reducing medicine:
Fever (100.0°F or above) or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
New loss of taste or smell
Nausea or vomiting
Positive test result for COVID-19, Flu, or Strep throat
Hand Hygiene: Keeping hands clean is one of the best ways to keep from getting sick and spreading illnesses. Practicing good hand hygiene gets rid of bacteria and viruses from contact with other people or surfaces. The school promotes proper hand hygiene throughout the school day. The school ensures that an adequate supply of hand sanitizer, hand soap, and paper towels is available in all classrooms.
Face Masks: Face masks are optional except as required for persons who have been in close contact with a COVID-19 case outside of school.
Vaccines: The CDC encourages everyone to get vaccinated against communicable diseases as advised by their healthcare provider.
Cleaning: Our maintenance staff will continue to disinfect frequently touched surfaces with EPA approved products. Hand sanitizer is available in all classrooms and throughout the building.
Electrostatic sprayers are used to disinfect on a routine basis and for specific areas as needed.
Lunch Services: K-12 students eat lunch in the cafeteria. PreK students eat lunch in their respective classrooms. Hand sanitizer is available, and tables are cleaned and disinfected after each use.
For questions, or to report any communicable illness, please contact our nurse, Katie Cool, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone directly at 678-818-1061.
If your child needs to take medication while at school:
1. Complete the authorization form and fax or bring completed copy to the 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.
Our goal is to help keep students and staff healthy and to take measures needed to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus as it makes its way onto campus. Our 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. Checking your students for symptoms before bringing them to school is one of the best ways to help keep our campus healthy. When your student wakes up not feeling well, it is best to be safe and keep them at home.
Medications: Students should not carry medications with them while at school. Students that 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 in to the clinic. All other prescription medication will be kept in the clinic and require an Authorization Form to be administered as needed.
EMERGENCY DRILLS AND INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES
Periodic fire, tornado and lockdown drills are required by state law. An evacuation route and procedures are posted in each classroom.
WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD STAY HOME?
10 ELCA GUIDELINES FOR KEEPING YOUR CHILD HOME FROM SCHOOL
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.
11. COVID EXPOSURE: Your child should stay at home if there has been a direct exposure to someone with COVID-19 or the student has tested positive.