Clinic Corner

Clinic Corner FAQ

List of 4 items.

  • Does Marist School accept religious exemptions?

    Marist does not accept religious exemptions in lieu of a Georgia Immunization Certificate (Form 3231). Marist students who had a religious exemption in place at the time the policy was instituted were grandfathered in.
  • Does Marist School accept medical exemptions?

    Marist does accept medical exemptions in lieu of a Georgia Immunization Certificate (Form 3231). Per the Georgia Registry of Immunizations Transactions and Services (GRITS) website: “Medical exemption for a vaccine should be filled in only when there is a physical disability or condition that contraindicates immunization for that particular vaccine. There must be an annual review of medical exemptions, and certificates must be reissued with or without indication of exemption.”
  • What is the new vaccination requirement for students entering 11th grade?

    Per GRITS: “Effective July 1, 2021, all students 16 years of age and older who are entering 11th grade must receive a booster dose of meningococcal conjugate (MCV4) vaccine, unless their initial dose was administered on or after their 16th birthday. Proof of vaccination must be documented on the Georgia Immunization Certificate (Form 3231).”
  • Too sick to attend school?

    As the flu season approaches this is a perfect time to remind you that sometimes your child may be too sick to attend school.  Most Marist School students are reluctant to stay home when they are ill; they worry about missing class and getting behind on tests and assignments.  Students often persuade their parents that they are well enough to “get through the day” when in fact they should be at home.  Remaining at home will not only allow an ill student to recover faster but it will minimize the chance of a student spreading their illness to others.  Marist follows the school attendance guidelines suggested by Children’s Health Care of Atlanta.  They are as follows.

    Students should stay home if they…
    • have a fever higher than 100.4 (when not taking fever reducing medications such as Tylenol or Motrin)
    • have vomited more than once
    • have diarrhea
    • have the flu (fever with any of the following…aches, chills, respiratory congestion, sore throat)
    • have a persistent and frequent cough
    • have constant pain (ear ache, stomach ache, recent injury, etc.) that impacts their ability to concentrate
    • have lice that have not been treated
    • have strep throat and have not been on antibiotics for 24 hours
    • have a spreading rash

Nurses

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Dorothy Burns

    Mrs. Dorothy Butler Burns 

    School Nurse
  • Photo of Caitlin Ezzell

    Mrs. Caitlin Ezzell 

    School Nurse
  • Mrs. Jess Kline, RN, BSN 

    Lead School Nurse
    (770) 936-2242
  • Photo of Lauren Swilley

    Mrs. Lauren Swilley 

    School Nurse

Marist School

3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319-1899
(770) 457-7201
An Independent Catholic School of the Marist Fathers and Brothers