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School Health

We will update this page frequently to communicate news, announcements, and potential health concerns that may relate to you or your child's wellness. Parents and Staff, please read below for more information regarding health needs and the beginning of the school year.

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Parents

  • Have your child's Medication Authorization Form completed by his/her physician and returned to the school.*
  • Bring your child's medicine along with the Medication Authorization Form to school in the original pharmacy labeled box or bottle on the first day of school.*
  • When you receive the Student Health Information form, please return it to your child's school as soon as possible so the nurses can identify potential health concerns that may need to be addressed.
  • According to Federal Law by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), if your child has a food sensitivity or allergy such as milk, soy, peanuts, etc. your physician must complete the Dietary Modification Form if your child will receive food from the school cafeteria. Return the completed form to the school nurse.
  • N.C. State Law requires that all students entering Kindergarten receive a Kindergarten Health Assessment completed and given to the school.
  • N.C. State Law requires that students entering Kindergarten receive required immunizations. 
  • N.C. State Law requires rising 7th graders to receive the Tdap and meningococcal vaccines.
 
  • N.C. law provides for two types of exemptions from required immunizations. They are medical and religious. For more information on both exemptions click here.
*ECPS Board Policy4430 and 4430-R requires all medication to be in its original labeled pharmacy box or bottle and prohibits students from bringing medicine to school. Medicine must be carried to school by a parent/guardian. ECPS also prohibits the self-carrying of ANY medicines other than asthma or emergency anaphylaxis medicines. Diabetic students are allowed to carry medicines according to Senate Bill 911 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). ECPS is not responsible for any student carrying or self-administering medication.
Staff
 
Things to remember in preparation for a new school year:
  • If you have been delegated by your principal to give medicine you are prohibited from administering ANY medicine until completion of Medication Training and proficient scoring of the Medication Quiz.
  • All staff members who have direct student contact (i.e. teachers, teacher assistants, office assistants, principals, cafeteria personnel, bus drivers, etc.) are required by Senate Bill 911 to have General Diabetes Education.
  • As completed Student Health Forms return please place them in the nurse's box for review.
  • If you are aware of any identified student health concerns contact the school nurse (recent surgeries, pregnancy, extended absenteeism, etc.).
  • Contact the school nurse of any student injuries that require fifty percent loss of the school day. All injuries should be reported on the Student Injury Report.
*Remember student privacy and confidentiality is protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Contact School Nurse Coordinator Mallori Anderson at manderson@ecps.us.