Phone: 706-769-3235 ext. 2203


Degrees and Certifications:

2000- Brenau University -RN, BSN Science and Nursing 2000-present - CPR certified 2014 - NE Georgia RESA - Hearing/Vision Certification 2014-present - Georgia Association School Nurses 2001-2015 - ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support 2000-2015 - BLS - Basic Life Support 2008-2015 - Trauma Nursing Core Course

Ashley Orrell, RN, BSN, OCS Lead Nurse

Hi! My name is Ashley Orrell, and I have been the school nurse here at RBES since 2014. Previously, I worked for 14 years at St. Mary's Hospital emergency room in Athens, GA.  I have been married to my husband, Phil, for over 30 years and live in Oconee County.  We have two kids that have graduated from OCS- Devin and Kayla.  I absolutely love my job at RBES and find it a privilege to care for your kids while they are here at school. We are fortunate to have full-time nurses at each of the eleven Oconee County Schools. My goal is to provide a safe and healthy environment in our school for our students and staff.  I want to keep all of our little Rockets healthy and in school!

Here are a few guidelines that I would like everyone to be aware of:

  • Make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast every morning. Our brains need “fuel” to run properly.
  • If your child has a temperature greater than 100.3 degrees, please keep them home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without medication.
  • If a child becomes ill at school (vomiting, diarrhea, etc.), I will call you to arrange for pick-up. Please keep them at home until they are symptom-free for 24 hours without medication.
  • If you have found and or treated for lice in your child's hair, please notify me. I want to discreetly, but aggressively, protect children and classrooms from repeated occurrences by doing rechecks or classroom checks where needed.
  • Elementary students may not carry medication to school.  Parents must drop it off in the school clinic with proper documentation for  administration.
  • Medication administration in school should be discouraged unless medically necessary for the student's health, safety, and optimal learning. Whenever possible, medications should be given at home, before or after school.
  • If your child must have medication of any type during school hours, including over the counter or prescription medications, an "Administration of Medication" or “Self- Administration of Medication" form must be obtained, completed and returned to the clinic. 

Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or health concerns.

 My office number 706-769-3235 ext. 2203

Phone Numbers and Emergency Contacts:

In order to facilitate reaching parents of sick children, please remember to update emergency information in PowerSchool with any change in home, work, and cell phone numbers. Please also supply names and phone numbers of friends and or relatives who can be called if parents are not available.

Parents who are going out of town should send a note to school with information regarding who will be responsible for their children in the parent's absence.