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Health & Wellness

We are committed to providing a healthy and safe learning environment. 

With a full-time nurse, top-rated dining hall partner, a full-time student counselor, and multiple learning specialists, our resources revolve around our students’ health and well being.
 

Our goal is to provide individualized quality healthcare, encourage parent-child communication and involvement, and provide health education so students can get back to learning and engaging in the classroom.

 

Health Policies

 

Here are a few reminders that will help make the school year healthy for all of our students:

  • Students must be fever-free for a 24-hour period, without fever-reducing medications, before returning to school. A fever is a temperature above 100.0F.

  • Students must be free of both vomiting and diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school.

  • Students diagnosed with strep throat, or if his/her physician suspects the return of a positive strep culture, should remain home until a full 24 hours of treatment has been received.

  • Students diagnosed with conjunctivitis (pink eye) may return to school when drainage has subsided and antibiotic therapy (if required) has been administered for 24 hours.

  • Students diagnosed with pediculosis (lice) may return to school after medical treatment (medicated shampoo) and nit removal. He/she must report to the Nurse's office for an examination before returning to the classroom.

Immunizations

 

In accordance with NC State Statute G.S. 130A-152, every child present in this state shall be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, rubella, haemophilus influenza, hepatitis B, and varicella by Kindergarten entrance.

In addition, a booster dose of Tdap and a dose of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV) are required before entering 7th grade.

If your child is entering one of these grades, please provide a copy of his/her immunization record by the first day of school.

 

Medical Forms

 

Prior to the first day of school, please be sure to update ParentsWeb with any Emergency Information that may have changed since completing Online Enrollment. The importance of maintaining current emergency and health information throughout the school year cannot be stressed enough.

In the event of an emergency or a child’s sudden illness this information may become vital to your child’s care. If for any reason parents/guardians cannot be reached, it is essential to be able to contact your designated relative or friend.

 

Medications in School

 

A Medication Authorization Form for both prescription and over-the-counter medications must be filled out by a health care provider with instructions for administration. This form must be signed by a health care provider and parent/guardian before any medication can be administered.

All medication must be delivered in its original container with label and current expiration date.

 

Special Health Needs

 

Children with special health needs should be brought to the Nurse's attention. This information is kept confidential and it can be very important to a successful experience in school. Examples of such needs are as follows:

  • Allergies, especially those that could be life threatening, such as food allergies and bee stings

  • Conditions that may affect your child’s health/safety, such as diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, heart conditions, etc.

  • Difficulty with vision, hearing, or speech

  • Need for medication during the school day

  • Fractures, sprains, or sutures requiring gym/recess restriction

Please note that some of these conditions require specific Action Plans to be completed by the parent and medical provider, with signatures. They are asthma, allergies, diabetes, and seizures. Those forms can also be found on the right of this page.

 
 
 
 
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