Back-to-school can be both exciting and nerve-racking for parents. Our school health nurses are here to help make the transition a little easier.
To ensure that health is not a barrier to a successful school year, school nurses encourage parents to review and complete their child’s school health requirements at the beginning of the school year. These may include the following:
Please obtain your physician’s signature on documents, as applicable, and then turn the documents into your child’s school nurse.
- NC Health Assessment: A requirement for all children entering kindergarten in North Carolina. For more information about the NC Health Assessment, check out our FAQ.
- Medication form for medicine needed at school: A form required for medication that must be given during the school day, for both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Form in Spanish.
- Special Diet Orders:
Students requesting a change from the standard lunch for allergies, gluten-free diets, or medical conditions are required to have this form filled out.
- Individual Care Plan: Creates a plan to manage and lessen the impact of a child’s existing health condition, such as diabetes, allergies, and seizures, on his or her ability to learn.
- Required immunizations, including bringing a copy of immunizations records to your child’s school from your doctor’s office.
Here’s a reminder about what vaccinations are recommended for:
Do you have a question? Our school nurses are happy to help. Please, call (828) 695-6472 for more information.