Chronic Health Conditions
Your child's health condition may affect their ability learn. When you provide documentation from your health care provider, your nurse will write an Individual Health Plan (IHP) for your child. Each plan will be communicated to the appropriate staff and monitored throughout the year for effectiveness, and updates. School nurses may provide care directly to the student, or train another school employee to give medications or assist the student in specialized health care procedures such as catheterizations, or tube feedings. School health's goal is to make sure student's health care concerns do not become a barrier to their ability to learn.ConcussionStudents that are enrolled in a school sponsored sport are required to follow the Gfeller-Waller Concussion Act for Return to Play and Learning. A physician licensed in concussion training must evaluate and complete forms. The physician or Athletic Trainer will determine if a student is ready to begin the return to play protocol or be cleared to play sports. Your school nurse will assist with implementing accomodations recommended by your health care provider.Students with concussions outside of school sponsored sports, should bring documentation of the concussion to the school nurse for assistance with care and accomodations at school.
UCPS School Health understands that student's with Diabetes face many challenges in school. We provide a program of Individualized Health Care as well as comply with North Carolina law Diabetes Bill SB 911. SB 911 requires that we train Diabetes Care Managers for our student's when the School Nurse is not Available. To provide a comprehensive approach to care for your child with Diabetes, we need you to make an appointment with your school nurse prior to your child's first day at school and have your doctor complete all the necessary paperwork. Once your child is enrolled in school, your school nurse needs to meet with you and your child and have updated paperwork from your doctor at the beginning of each school year.
Contact your school nurse or call the School Health Office at 704-296-0845 for additional information.
Forms Required for Students with Diabetes Annually
UCPS does not serve food that contains nuts or peanuts, but they may have products that are manufactured in a environment that processes nuts. Cafeterias are not peanut and nut free, because children are allowed to bring in these items from home. If your student needs special arrangements in the classroom or cafeteria to prevent an allergic reaction, a report from your doctor is required to determine the extent of the allergy.
Medications needed at School
If medications are needed, medication consent forms must be completed by the doctor and return to the nurse prior to medication being brought to the school. A second form is needed, if a student is going to self carry emergency medication. Emergency Medication is an inhaler, benadryl, epipen, diabetes or seizure medications. Any other medication is not allowed to be self carried.