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Here are few friendly reminders regarding medication your child has at school:

End of Year Medication Pick Up

An adult must pick up all medication at your child’s school by June 9, 2017. This is the last day of school. The medication cannot be sent home with the student. If the medication is not picked up by the above date, it will be discarded in a safe manner.

Before the Start of the 2017-2018 School Year

Prior to the first day of school, please complete and return a Medication Authorization Form, signed by the parent and physician (over the counter & prescription). An adult must bring the form and medication to school on/before the first day of school. Any medication brought in must be in the original bottle with the child’s name on it. The label on the medication bottle and the medication form must match. Please check the expiration date on the medication.

If your child requires/needs an emergency medication, and it is not at the school, school staff will call 911 if an emergency occurs.

Thank you for your assistance with this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have. I hope that you and your family have a happy and safe summer!



Overview

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School Health Services

Healthy Students Learn Better

 Our Nurses

 
 Purpose

 The purpose of School Health is to provide health counseling, assessment, screening, referral, and follow-up through program planning, development, and evaluation.

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The Role of the School Nurse

-Helps to develop school health policies

-Monitors students' compliance with state immunization laws

-Monitors communicable disease

-Refers students with health problems for care

-Coordinates health care in school for students with chronic health conditions

-Oversees school medication administration

-Coordinates health screening (vision and hearing)

-Provides health education for students and staff

-Consults with parents and community providers on a variety of health issues

 

Helpful Resources

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Helpful Resources

These are just a few of the hundreds of web sites you may find useful.  Use them as a starting point for gathering information.



Link site

Information found at link

American Diabetes Association

Information on diabetes and it's treatment

American Heart Association

Information on heart disease

American Institute for Cancer Research

Information on cancer







Coach's Asthma Clipboard Program

30 minute training program for coaches or any staff involved with caring for students with asthma

Center for Disease Control

Information on disease prevention and treatment







Energizers  Lesson plans for teachers

Information for teachers for keeping students active

Food Allergies

Information for parents, students and school staff on food allergies



Kids Health

Information for parents and students on various health issues



NC Healthy Schools

Information for school staff and parents on inititives to keep children healthy



NC Healthy Start Foundation

Information for parents of infants, toddlers and preschool age children

 

Contact Us

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Office of School Health Nurses
 
Missy Cottrell, RN
919-482-0685

Cindy Newton, RN
919-691-4075
 
Jill Norwood, RN
 
Tammy Winston, RN
919-691-2407

Leslie Parrott, RN
parrottlc@gcs.k12.nc.us
919-691-5233

Whitney Winslow, RN
winslowa@gcs.k12.nc.us
919-691-3706

Immunizations

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Immunization Rule Changes

  • Affecting Vaccine Requirements for School Entry at Kindergarten and Seventh Grade:

Effective July 1, 2015, the administrative rule, 10A NCAC 41A, 0401, has been changed, adding revised and new requirements at kindergarten and seventh grade entry. The rule changes are listed below:

 

 

•  Kindergarten

◦                     Polio vaccine—the booster (4th) dose is required on or after the 4th birthday and before entering school for the first time.

◦                     Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccine—2 doses administered at least 28 days apart. Second dose before entering school for the first time or documentation of disease must be from a physician verifying history of the disease.

 

 

•  Seventh Grade

◦                     Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough)—Tdap Booster dose of Tdap for individuals who have not previously received it, and are entering 7th grade or by 12 years old, whichever comes first.

◦                     Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)—2 doses

▪                                       One dose for individuals entering 7th grade or by 12 years of age, whichever comes first.

▪                                       Booster dose for individuals entering the 12the grade or 17 years of age beginning August 1, 2020.

                      If the first dose is administered after the 16th birthday the booster dose is not required.

 

http://www.immunizenc.com/

  • North Carolina Immunization Branch

http://www.immunize.nc.gov