ACS and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
Asheboro City Schools continues to work with local public health officials during the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. We are developing our re-entry plans for the 2020-2021 school year to ensure the safety of our students and staff. We will update the following pages throughout the summer as our plans become more definitive. 
 

Nurses

Nurses

The Asheboro City Schools Nurse Team is dedicated to the wellness of their students, staff and families.

• Our vision is that all students are healthy, safe and ready to learn.

• Our mission is to minimize or eliminate health barriers that impede learning. 

School nursing is a specialized practice of nursing that protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses are the leaders who bridge health care and education.School nurses provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential. Adopted by the NASN Board of Directors February 2017.

The Role of ACS nurses is to:

• Provide leadership for the provision of health services.

• Provide screening and referral for health conditions.

• Promote a healthy school environment.

• Promote health.

• Provide direct health care to students and staff.

• Serve in a leadership role for health policies and programs.

• Serve as a liaison between school personnel, family, community, and health care providers.

BSN, RN, NCSN, Lead Nurse
BSN, RN, NCSN
BSN, RN, NCSN
 
Health Assessment and Immunization Requirements:
NC state law requires that every child entering public schools in N.C. for the very first time must receive a health assessment (check-up/physical). The assessment must occur within 12 months prior to entering school. The medical provider, parent or guardian must provide a completed health assessment transmittal form to the school upon enrollment. 
 
Who will this affect?
Ä All Kindergarten students.
Ä Any student (K-12) moving from another state and enrolling in a NC public school for the very first time.
Ä Any student (K-12) previously homeschooled and enrolling in a NC public school for the very first time.
Ä Any student (K-12) previously attending a private school in NC that did not require a NC health assessment and the student has never been enrolled in a NC public school.
 
Medication Administration during the school day
Asheboro City Schools recognize that students may need to take medication at school. However, to minimize disruptions to the school day, medicines should be taken at home rather than at school whenever feasible. The school district is not required to administer any medication that could be taken at home. If medication is required during the school day, the Physician Authorization Form will need to be completed with the student’s name, name of medication, purpose of medication, time medication is to be administered, dosage, possible side effects, and termination date.
 
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