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  • Medications will not be accepted at school without all the proper components.  You must have the medication form completed by your physician and have your signature.  Medication must be in the original bottle with a prescription label if a prescribed medication.  Over the Counter medicaitons can be in the orginial container.  All medications must be checked in by the school nurse and can not be given until done so.  School staff will notify school nurse if emergency medications, seizure or diabetic medications, Epi-Pen, or inhalers, are brought to school and the nurse will make every attempt to get those checked in before she returns.  ADHD medications may have to wait until the nurse is back at the school on her next scheduled visit.  School Nurses are recommending NO NARCOTICS at school.  This can pose a hazard for students who are able to drive and also the side effects that they are not beneficial to the student when sitting in class and trying to learn.  Please contact your school nurse with any questions or concerns.  

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      • Beginning July 1, 2015 there will be new vaccine requirements for students. The new requirements are listed below:

        • Meningoccal conjugate vaccine (MCV) - 2 doses
        • One dose for students is required between 6th grade and 7th grade or by 12 years of age, whichever comes first.
        • Booster dose for students is required when entering 12th grade or whichever comes first beginning August 1st, 2020.
        • Polio vaccine - the booster (4th) dose is required on or after the 4th birthday and before entering school for the first time.
        • Varicella vaccine (chicken pox) - 2 doses given at least 28 days apart.
        • One dose is required on or after 12 months of age and before 19 months of age.
        • A second dose is required before entering school for the first time.
        • Documentation of disease must be from a doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant verifying history of disease. Documentation must include the name of the person with history of disease, approximate date or age of infection and a healthcare provider signature.
        • Tetanus, diptheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) - Tdap
        • A booster dose of Tdap is required for individuals who have not previously recieved Tdap and who are entering 7th grade or by 12 years of age, whichever comes first.
        • Please Note: A Certificate of Immunization must be presented for children entering a public, private, or religious child care facility, kindergarten, grades 7 or 12, and a college or university. A student who is not age-appropriately vaccinated and who does not meet NC vaccine requirements shall have 30 calendar days to meet requirements or be excluded from the facility. 

        For more information please click on the link below:


        http://www.catawbacountync.gov/phealth/Immunize/childhoodImmunizations.asp
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  • The New Health Assessment legislation takes the place of the Kindergarten Health Assessment requirement which was previously in affect. Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, State law requires that every child entering public schools in N.C. for the very first time; receive a health assessment (check-up/physical). The assessment must occur within 12 months prior to entering school. The medical provider, parent or guardian must provide a completed health assessment transmittal form to the school upon enrollment.

     

    Who will this affect?

    • All Kindergarten students

    • Any student (K-12) moving from another state and enrolling in a NC public school for the very first time

    • Any student (K-12) previously homeschooled and enrolling in NC public school for the very first time

    • Any student (K-12) previously attending a private school in NC that did not require a NC health assessment and the student has never been enrolled in a NC public school

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