Welcome back to the 2022-2023 school year. The MCS Health Services Team members are here to help support your child's transition back to school. If your child will be taking medication during the school year or will need nursing assistance managing an acute or chronic illness, please contact your child's school nurse.
MCS Health Services Overview
Marietta City Schools Health Service Team members practice a specialized type of nursing that protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential.
Vision: The vision of the Marietta City Schools' Health Services Team is for all students to be healthy, present, and ready to learn to their fullest potential.
Mission: The mission of the Marietta City Schools' Health Services Team is to support the health and wellbeing of all students so they are better able to use their creativity and critical thinking while growing as compassionate citizens and life-long learners in a diverse world.Marietta City School nurses:
Healthy children are successful learners. The school nurse has a multi-faceted role within the school setting, one that supports the physical, mental, emotional, and social health of students and their success in the learning process.
- Provide first aid care and health assessment
- Write care plans and coordinate the care of students with acute or chronic health conditions
- Communicate with teachers and staff to ensure the safety and well-being of students
- Administer medications and complete nursing procedures as ordered
- Assist in the evaluation of students for Special Services
- Coordinate and provide vision, hearing, and scoliosis screenings
- Assist families in accessing health insurance and health care services
- Educate and train staff on how to respond if students have a medical emergency such as a seizure, low blood glucose, asthma, or severe allergic reaction.
Commonly Used Health Services Forms
Asssist with Medication and Procedure Form (English)
Assist with Medication and Procedure (Spanish)
Assist with Medication and Procedure (Portuguese)
Over The Counter Stock Medication Permission Form (English)
Over The Counter Stock Medication Permission Form (Spanish)
Over The Counter Medication Permission Form (Portuguese)
Allergy Action Plan (English)
Asthma Action Plan (English)
Diabetes Medical Management Plan (English)
Seizure Action Plan (English)
Cardiac Action Plan (English)
Marietta City Schools is excited to be partnering with Children's Health Care of Atlanta to bring Strong 4 Life resources to our students, staff, and families. Click here to access the many back-to-school resources that the Strong 4 Life program has to offer. Contact your school nurse if you have any questions or concerns about these resources or for assistance supporting your child's health and well being as they transition into the 2022-2023 school year.
Children attending any childcare facility, pre-kindergarten, Head Start program, nursery, or school in Georgia are required to haveon file. This includes public and private operations and all enterprises, educational programs, and institutions involved in the care, supervision, or instruction of children. Certificates are required for all children through grade 12.
All students entering or transferring into 11th grade, and who are already 16, will need proof of a meningococcal booster shot (MCV4).
Laws and Regulations
Official Code of Georgia Annotated O.C.G.A. § 20-2-771 - Requirements for Attendance at Child Care/School Facilities and Certification of Immunizations