• Health Assessement Requirement:

    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

     

    Immunization Requirements: 

    North Carolina law requires all children in the state to receive certain immunizations.  Records are checked when children enter school

     

    Vaccine Number Doses Required Before School Entry*
    Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis 5 doses
    Polio 4 doses
    Measles 2 doses
    Mumps 2 doses
    Rubella 1 dose
    Haemophilus Influenzae type B (Hib) 4 doses
    Hepatitis B (Hep B) 3 doses
    Varicella (chickenpox) 2 doses
    Tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis 1 dose - Required for 7th Grade Entry
    Meningococcal conjugate 1 dose - Required for 7th Grade Entry