Craven County Schools Health Services Program will enhance the educational process by removing health barriers to teaching and learning, as well as, promoting healthy lifestyles.
Through commitment, teamwork, and excellence the Craven County Health Services Program will help each person achieve and maintain optimum health.
-Provide age-appropriate and culturally and ethnically sensitive care
-Maintaining a safe environment
-Educating parents, staff and students about healthy practices and treatment modalities
-Coordinating care across settings and among caregivers
|From the Desk of the School Nurse
|How to Contact Mrs. Arthur
My office hours are 7:45-3:15 Monday thru Friday. You may reach me by calling 514-4212 or by emailing me at the link above.
**** Please note that I try to check my email and phone messages at least twice daily (morning and afternoon). I will do my best to return your call or email as quickly as possible, but sometimes the health needs of our staff and students prevents me from getting back with you as soon as I would like.
**If you have an urgent need and I have not returned your phone call or email please contact the front office at 514-6431 and they will contact me.
|Health Information Letter
|Please help us keep the students and staff of Brinson healthy by following these guidelines and keep your child(ren) home when the following symptoms are present:
Temperature greater than 100 degrees
Nausea, Vomiting, or Diarrhea
Red & watery eyes with drainage
An ill child should NOT return to school until:
There has been no temperature elevation for 24 hours.
There has been no vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours.
Your child has been on antibiotics for 24 hours,(strep,pink eye, impetigo, etc.)
He/she is symptom free for 24 hours.
Thanks for your cooperation in advance
|Medications: We encourage administration of medicine before and after school whenever possible. However, if your Licensed Health Care Provider decides it is necessary for your child to receive a medication given by school personnel during the school day, we must have an Authorization for Medication Form completed by both the Licensed Health Care Provider and the parent. Both the Licensed Health Care Provider and the parent must complete a new form any time the medication or dosage is changed. The medication to be given must be sent to school in the original container in which it was purchased. School personnel will give no medication until the above requirements are met. This is to protect your child from injury. We accept no responsibility for students who self medicate.
|Kindergarten Health Assessment Form
|Health Assessment: All students entering kindergarten must be in compliance with NC Health assessment requirements (GS130A-440; every child in this state entering kindergarten in the public schools shall receive a health assessment. The health assessment shall be made no more than 12 months prior to the date of school entry). Any student not in compliance after 30 days will be suspended until proof of compliance is received in the school.
Immunizations: All students must be in compliance with NC Immunization Law (GS130A-152) within 30 days after enrollment in school. Any student not in compliance after 30 days will be suspended until proof of compliance is received in the school. This is the parentís responsibility. The State of North Carolina requires that students have the following immunizations:
5 DTP (One on/after 4th birthday, if 4th dose is after 4th birthday, fifth dose is not
required. Pertussis is not required after age 7).
4 Polio (One on/after 4th birthday, if third dose is after 4th birthday, 4th dose is not
required after age 18.)
2 MMR (One on/after 1st birthday, second dose before entering school (K-1) for the
first time on/after 7/1/94)
1 HIB (at least one required for children entering school who have not reached 5th
3 HEP B (required for children born on/after 7/1/94)
1 Varcella (required for children born on/after 4/1/02)
|Vision screenings have been completed on 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade students. Referrals have been sent home with students whom did not pass two screenings.
Hearing screenings have been completed on 1st and 3rd grade students. Referrals have been sent home with students whom did not pass two screenings.
3rd grade Height, Weight, and BMI (Body Mass Index) screenings will be performed in the spring. Please send a written note to your child's teacher if you do not wish for them to participate.