Please click below for important information about required vaccinations.
EVERY DAY PRECAUTIONS
If your child has a fever, he should not be at school. If you have to give Tylenol or Motrin at night for a fever, your child should stay home from school the next day.
If you have to give your child Tylenol or Motrin to "get her through the day," she should not be at school.
If your child is vomiting or has diarrhea today, he should not be at school the next day.
Please, if your child has a fever, is recovering from illness or is sick, keep her home in order to protect other RCS students and staff.
MEDICATION PICK-UP REMINDER
RCS Parents and Guardians:
All medication kept at school must be picked up by the last day of school. Students are not permitted to transport medications home. Any medication remaining at school after the last student day will be properly disposed of. This includes all prescription and non-prescription medications, inhalers and Epinephrine pens. If you are unable to pick up medication by the last day of school, alternative arrangements can be made by contacting the school nurse prior to the end of the school year.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Christie Perkins, BSN RN NCSN
336-597-2202 x 311
COVID Protocols Effective: 01/10/2022
Please note: All return dates given before 01/10/22 will remain the same. This guidance will be used for new cases/quarantines on 01/10/22 and after only.
Click here for the NCDHHS Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit (K - 12). The different scenarios for returning to school are on pages 15 and 16.
Please note the following:
RCS will now accept negative results for all tests. This includes: PCR, Rapid, and Home Tests. The school will still need to see the results in order for the student to return to school prior to the end of a 5-day quarantine. ***We prefer a PCR Test, but based on information the Health Department received, we can accept the others.***
RCS will also continue to accept an alternate diagnosis for a return prior to the 5- day quarantine period.
If someone is symptomatic for COVID and no testing is completed and no alternative diagnosis is given, the individual is presumed COVID positive and will follow COVID positive guidelines. Household contacts will be considered close contacts of the presumed positive individual and will follow quarantine guidelines.
For someone who is symptomatic and tests positive, day 1 of isolation is the day after symptoms started. For someone who is asymptomatic and tests positive, day 1 of isolation is the day after the test was completed.
If an individual is exposed to a positive case, their day 1 of the 5-day quarantine is the last day of exposure.
If a student is in a household with a positive case and is not able to isolate, he/she will do the positive individual’s 5 days and then an additional 5 days. Note: RCS will still not allow students to “test-out” of quarantine.
If an individual is eligible for a booster, but has not received it, they are not considered to be “up to date” on COVID vaccinations under quarantine rules and therefore, would have to quarantine if they are exposed to an individual who has tested positive and one or both of the individuals are unmasked.
Vaccination status affects quarantine measures. If a person has been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 and is in one of the following groups, the person does not need to quarantine:
If an individual is 18 years of age and has received a primary series and booster, if eligible.
If an individual is between the ages of 5-17 and has completed a primary series of COVID-19 vaccines.
9. For athletes: if positive, they may still return after 5 days, however, they may not, under any circumstances, practice or play in games/matches, etc. without a mask. This rule overrides any other regulations in effect for sports.
WELCOME TO THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR AT ROXBORO COMMUNITY SCHOOL. I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE WITH YOU INFORMATION REGARDING THE HEALTH OFFICE.
A HEALTH HISTORY AND EMERGENCY CONTACT FORM WILL BE SENT HOME WITH YOUR CHILD ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. PLEASE FILL THIS OUT COMPLETELY AND RETURN IT TO SCHOOL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. IF YOUR CHILD HAS ANY HEALTH CONCERNS OR NEEDS SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR HEALTH RELATED CONCERNS, PLEASE CONTACT ME.
PER SCHOOL POLICY, STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO CARRY ANY MEDICATION, PRESCRIPTION OR OVER THE COUNTER, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF EPI PENS AND INHALERS. A DOCTOR’S ORDER MUST BE PROVIDED GIVING THEM PERMISSION TO CARRY THE EPI PEN OR INHALER.
IF YOUR CHILD NEEDS PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION WHILE AT SCHOOL, A DOCTOR’S ORDER IS REQUIRED. AN “AUTHORIZATION TO DISPENSE/ADMINISTER MEDICATION AT SCHOOL” FORM CAN BE PICKED UP AT SCHOOL OR FOUND ON THIS WEBSITE. THIS FORM MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER, SIGNED BY A PARENT GIVING AUTHORIZATION FOR THE MEDICATION, AND BY THE SCHOOL NURSE. MEDICATION CANNOT BE GIVEN UNLESS THE PROPER FORMS ARE IN PLACE.
ALL PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION MUST BE IN A DATED, LABELED PHARMACY CONTAINER. THIS INCLUDES INHALERS AND EPI PENS. ALL MEDICATION MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE SCHOOL BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN. THERE IS NO EXCEPTION. THE SCHOOL NURSE IS AVAILABLE FROM 7:45 A.M. TO 3:30 P.M. TO RECEIVE THE MEDICATION. PLEASE CALL IF OTHER ARRANGEMENTS NEED TO BE MADE.
THE FIRST DOSE OF ANY NEW MEDICATION CANNOT BE GIVEN AT SCHOOL. ANY POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS MUST BE MONITORED AT HOME.
PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT FOR ANY REASON. IF DUE TO ILLNESS OR INJURY, PLEASE INFORM US OF THE SYMPTOMS (FEVER, SORE THROAT ETC.) AS I TRACK STUDENT ABSENCES AND ILLNESS FOR INFECTION CONTROL PURPOSES.
FEVER OVER 100, FLU-LIKE ILLNESS, VOMITING AND DIARRHEA ARE ALL REASONS TO STAY HOME FROM SCHOOL, AND A DOCTOR’S NOTE MAY BE REQUIRED TO RETURN TO SCHOOL AND FOR THE ABSENCE TO BE EXCUSED PER SCHOOL ATTENDANCE POLICY.
IF YOUR CHILD IS FEELING ILL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY THEY MUST BE ASSESSED BY THE NURSE IN ORDER TO BE DISMISSED. CHILDREN ARE NOT TO CALL OR TEXT PARENTS THAT THEY ARE SICK AND NEED TO GO HOME. A NURSING ASSESSMENT MUST BE GIVEN IN ORDER TO EXCUSE YOUR CHILD HOME FOR ILLNESS.
PLEASE INFORM THE NURSE IF YOUR CHILD WILL BE OUT FOR AN EXTENDED TIME DUE TO ILLNESS, HAS FREQUENT ABSENCES DUE TO A DOCUMENTED CHRONIC MEDICAL CONDITION, HAS ANY SURGICAL PROCEDURES OR HOSPITALIZATIONS THAT MAY REQUIRE ACCOMMODATIONS TO ENSURE YOUR CHILD’S HEALTH NEEDS AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS.
IF YOUR CHILD HAD A PHYSICAL OR IMMUNIZATIONS OVER THE SUMMER, PLEASE SEND A COPY OR HAVE YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER FAX A COPY TO SCHOOL FOR THE CHILD'S HEALTH FILE.
IT IS HELPFUL TO US AS A SCHOOL COMMUNITY TO HAVE GOOD COMMUNICATION WITH FAMILIES AT ALL TIMES. THE MORE INFORMATION WE HAVE, THE MORE WE CAN HELP YOUR CHILD BE HEALTHY AND SUCCEED IN SCHOOL. DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME IF I CAN BE OF ANY ASSISTANCE TO ADVOCATE FOR YOUR CHILD’S HEALTHCARE NEEDS.
-- CHRISTIE PERKINS, RN BSN NCSN
336-597-0020 Ext. 311