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If your child has a FEVER:

Although variations occur, an elevation of the body’s temperature to 100.5 degrees Fahrenheit (37.7C) or above is generally considered fever and a possible sign of illness. Students, faculty, or staff should remain at home as long as the following conditions are present:

1. Temperature of 100.5 degrees or higher with no other symptoms.
2. Temperature of 100 degrees or higher when accompanied by other indicators of beginning illness, such as:
-Known exposure to communicable disease
-Extreme malaise
-Nausea, vomiting, and/or abdominal pain
-Symptoms of upper respiratory infections

Students, faculty, or staff with influenza-like illness (fever >100 degrees, with cough) should keep away from others as much as possible, stay home, and not attend school or go into the community (except to seek medical care or for other necessities) for at least 24 hours fever-free without the use of fever reducing medications.


over 3 years ago

School Health Services

Healthy Students Learn Better

 Our Nurses


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


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

over 3 years ago

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

about 1 year ago

   Office of School Health Nurses
                                      Missy Cottrell, RN                                          

Cindy Newton, RN

Leslie Parrott, RN

Whitney Winslow, RN

Shannon Wade, RN

Brandie Powell, RN


4 months ago

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.

  • North Carolina Immunization Branch