Illness at School
Schools are limited in their ability to care for a sick child.
Chidlren will need to go home if sick at school (vomiting, fever, injuries and infections.)
Please provide emergency phone numbers to school and update as numbers change.
NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL ENTRY IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
Recommended Immunizations for Children from 7 to 18 years old
(from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Please make every attempt to have the proper immunizations and physical exams for your child prior to the first day of school.
Kindergarten Health Assessment
NC law requires all first-time Kindergarten and Pre K students to have a physical exam.
The exam must be done no more than 12 months prior to the date of school entry.
Starting in 2016-17, parents/guardians must submit proof of a health assessment for
each child who is presented for admission into N.C. public schools for the first time.
The health assessment must have been completed within 12 months prior to the date the child would have first been eligible for initial entry into the public schools.
(General Statute 130A-440; 10A NCAC09.3005)
More about the new health assessment requirement.
All children attending school in North Carolina must complete a series of immunizations.
North Carolina law requres all principals to exclude children from school who have not completed this series within 30 days of enrollment.
The immunization record must be brought to school when the child is enrolled.
Available at your doctor's office or clinic and at both Health Department locations.
Call 704-336-6500 for a Health Department appointment.
*Bring immunization record to appointment
Click here to view the CMS policy regarding immunizations and physical exams