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Shamrock Gardens Elementary
Magnet School of Excellence
3301 Country Club Drive
Charlotte, NC 28205
Courier #: 527
P: 980-343-6440  |  F: 980-343-6513 
Principal: Sarah Reeves
LC: Northeast Learning Community
Bell Schedule: 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Grades: K-5
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Nurse's Information

​​​​​​​​My name is Christine Opela, BSN, RN and I am Shamrock Garden’s very own nurse! I am on campus nearly every day school is in session. I am here to work with you and your child’s doctor to keep your child as healthy as possible so that (s)he can thrive in the classroom. If your child has a health condition, please complete the appropriate forms (linked below) with your doctor and return promptly to the school EACH SCHOOL YEAR. You can reach me at 980-343-6440 with any questions.


I will be on campus for the 2017/18 school year beginning AUGUST 14, 2017. I am very happy to receive any medications, doctor authorizations, or emergency action plans before school starts!


Please be aware of the following CMS policies:

- ALL medications (both prescription and over-the-counter) MUST have a Medication Authorization Form, signed by a doctor, on file in the Health Room in order to be brought to school.

-Children are not allowed to carry ANY medications without a doctor’s and school administration’s written permission. This includes Epi-Pens, asthma inhalers, over-the-counter medications.

In order for children to enter school in North Carolina, they must have up-to-date immunization records and a health assessment. Click here for more information and to download forms:​ (opens in new window)

Asthma Action Plan and Med Order.pdf (opens in new window)

Asthma Checklist.pdf (opens in new window)

CMS Diet Order.pdf (opens in new window)

DiabetesChecklist.pdf (opens in new window)

Diabetes MD Order and Care Plan.pdf (opens in new window)

DiastatMDOrder.pdf (opens in new window)

Generic MD Order (1).pdf (open in new window)

Hemophilia Emergency Action Plan.pdf (opens in new window)

Medication Authorization MD order.pdf (opens in new window)

Seizure Emergency Action Plan.pdf (opens in new window)

SevereAllergyMDOrder.pdf (opens in new window)

Sickle Cell Emergency Action Plan.pdf (opens in new window)


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