• 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.  

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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:
    • provide direct health care for students and staff
    • provide leadership for the provision of health services
    • provides screening and referral for acute and chronic illnesses
    • promote a healthy school environment
    • promotes health
    • serves in a leadership role for health policies and programs
    • serves as a liaison between school personnel, family, community, and health care providers

    Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice 

    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.

     

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Commonly Used Health Services Forms

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    Strong 4 Life

     

    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.  

     

Immunization Requirements/Information

  • Children attending any childcare facility, pre-kindergarten, Head Start program, nursery, or school in Georgia are required to have  Form 3231  on 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.

     Immunization Requirements for Georgia Child Care and School Attendance

    7th Grade Immunization Requirements:  In Georgia, all children born on or after January 1, 2002, who are attending seventh grade, and children who are new entrants into a Georgia school in grades eight through twelve, must have received one dose of Tdap vaccine and one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine to fulfill immunization requirements.

    11th Grade Immunization Requirements:  All students entering or transferring into 11th grade, and who are already 16, will need proof of a meningococcal booster shot (MCV4).

    Religious Exemption:  In the state of Georgia, if there is a religious objection to the vaccination of a child, a completed affidavit on  Form 2208 is required. After completion of the affidavit, the parent or legal guardian must have the form filed with the school or childcare facility the child will be attending as legal documentation of exemption from the required immunizations mentioned above.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

     DPH Rules and Regulations for Schools and Childcare Facilities, Chapter 511-2-2

     

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