Nurse’s Corner

Please remind your child to inform their teacher if they are not feeling well or have been injured. Your child will be assessed and then the school nurse or a staff member will contact the parent either by phone or letter. The student should not determine their ability to go home without consulting their teacher and/or the school nurse.

Updated Emergency Contact

SCCS‘s overall goal is to ensure your child’s safety. Please be sure to have updated Emergency Contact information on file at the school. Please remember to notify the school at any time during the school year if this information changes.

Alexis Betts, RN
SCCS School Nurse
Phone: 704-509-5470
Fax Number: 704-921-1004

Adriene Davis, LPN
SCCS High School Nurse
Phone: 980-242-3070
Fax Number: 980-242-3071

FORMS
K-Health Assessment Report
K-Locations for Physicals
Medication Authorization
Over-the-Counter Med. Author.

Illness or Sickness

Students with a temperature of more than 100 degree will need to go home.

Your child must be fever free for 24-hours, without medication, before returning to school. They should also be feeling well and able to participate in school activities.

If your child has an extended illness (>3 days) please contact the nurse to discuss your child’s return to school.

Any child with a suspected contagious skin or eye infection will be sent home from school and will need to have a clearance form filled out by a doctor and submitted by the parent before the child can return to school.

Any child that has diarrhea (more than three bowel movements in a two hour span) will be sent home from school. Likewise, any child that has diarrhea (three or more bowel movements in two hours) at home should not be sent to school until resolved.

Any child with vomiting will be sent home from school.

Any child with a profuse bodily discharge of any kind, for example, drainage from the ear, will be sent home from school.

Students who are sent home from school or remain home due to illness should stay home until:

  • At least 24 hours after they are free of fever or signs of fever (without the use of fever-reducing medications)
  • At least 24 hours without vomiting or diarrhea.
  • The student should also be feeling well, able to tolerate activity, and be able to participate in the school day.
  • For influenza-like illness (ILI), it is important that their ILI symptoms are resolved and that the above guidelines are also followed. Often this could result in an absence of 3 to 5 days.
  • A note by the doctor allows them to come back to school.

Screening at School

During each school year, the school nurse will conduct vision screenings of students. Vision screenings will be provided to Kindergarten, third and seventh graders. The high school nurse will also conduct a vision screening for 10th graders.

If any abnormalities are noted, parents/guardians will be notified and asked to follow up with an eye care professional.

Health Assessment Forms

North Carolina mandates health assessments for all students in Kindergarten and any student entering a North Carolina school for the first time. Both a physical form and a concussion form are also required in order for your students to participate in school sports. Sports physical forms are valid for one calendar year. You can obtain a form from your doctor or the nurse’s office at the main or high school campus.

North Carolina state law also mandates that an immunization record must be submitted to the school for every child on or before the first day the child attends school.

The following immunizations are required:

Vaccine Number of Doses Vaccine Number of Doses
DTap (diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis 5 doses Rubella 1 dose
Polio 4 doses Hib (haemophilus influenza type B) 3-4 doses
Measles 2 doses Hepatitis B (Hep B) 3 doses
Mumps 2 doses Varicella (chickenpox) 1 dose

***North Carolina state law also mandates that all seventh grade students receive the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) vaccine and submit an updated immunization record to the school. Record of the Tdap vaccine is required for all seventh graders on or before the first day of school.

Prescription Medication

For prescription medications to be given at school, state law requires that we have the following:

  1. Written permission from the doctor
  2. Written permission from the parent
  3. Direct, personal delivery of the medication in a labeled prescription bottle by parent or legal guardian

The Medication Authorization Form must be completed by both physician and parent/guardian and returned to the nurse before any prescription medication can be given to the student at school. This form is available in the nurse’s office at the main campus and at the high school or can be downloaded from the website: www.TheSugarCreek.org.

Over- The -Counter Medication (OTC)

A written doctor’s note and written permission from a parent/ guardian are required for any OTC medication to be administered, used at school or during school activities. This includes, but is not limited to, Tylenol, Advil, Benadryl, Midol, and cough drops. All medication should be delivered directly to the nurse by a parent or guardian in its original container and labeled with the student’s name. No medications should be sent to school with the student. The OTC Authorization Form must be completed by both physician and parent/guardian before any OTC medication is given to the student at school. This form is available in the nurse’s office at the main campus and at the high school or can be downloaded from the website: www.TheSugarCreek.org.

Seasonal Allergies

If your child suffers with seasonal allergies, please provide the appropriate medication and follow the guidelines for either OTC medications or prescription medications, depending upon which type of medication your child uses. See above for further information.

Frequent Urination/Bladder Issues

The school nurse and the student’s teacher should be informed at the beginning of the school year of any frequent urination or bladder control issues so that a plan can be put in place for the student. If the school nurse or a teacher suspects a student of having bladder issues, a letter will be sent home with a recommendation for the student to see a physician.

Permission to Self-Carry/Self-Administer

Students with asthma, allergies or diabetes are permitted to self-carry and self-administer their medications provided they have been cleared by a physician to do so. The Contract for Self-Carried Medication must be filled out by the physician and parent/guardian and returned to the nurse’s office. Parents/guardians of students with asthma must provide an extra inhaler to be kept at school in case of emergency. Parent/guardian should also provide a copy of the student’s Asthma Action Plan and peak flow meter for use at school. This form is available in the nurse’s office at the main campus and at the high school or can be downloaded from the website: www.TheSugarCreek.org.