Kelly Bond, RN
SCCS School Nurse
Fax Number: 704-921-1004
Adriane Davis, LPN
SCCS High School Nurse
Fax Number: 980-242-3071
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 (lasting more than 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.
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.