Student Health Assessment Form
All kindergarten students and any new student to WCPSS need to have a Health Assessment Form completed by a physician and on file at their assigned school. Parents need to bring the completed form to the main office within the first 30 days of school. The Health Assessment Form can be found on the WCPSS website under the Parents tab, under Student Health of Health Requirements, or the main office can provide you a copy.
All medications (including over the counter) that need to be administered at school must have written authorization from the physician. The parent and physician must also complete a 1702 form (Parent Request and Physicians’ Order Form for Medication – Can be found on our school website under the Parents tab for Kindergarten). No medication will be administered unless it is in a container dispensed by a pharmacy with the student’s name, name of medication, and directions for taking the medication are clearly marked. Make sure medications have not expired. No medication will be stored or administered in the classroom (except for EpiPens in the upper grades). At the elementary level in Wake County, students are not permitted to “self- medicate.” It is recommended all doses of medication be given at home. Over the counter medications will not be administered unless accompanied by authorization from the physician and on the WCPSS 1702 form. This includes aspirin, pain medicine, cough syrup, cough drops, lotion, sunscreen and skin ointments. Parents who wish to administer medication to their child during the school day may do so by coming to the front office. Contact the School Nurse with any further questions.
Please note, students can bring and administer their own personal hand sanitizer.
New Health Guidelines
Upon entering the school building, all students and staff are required to wear a mask that covers the mouth and nose. Masks are not required when outside. We encourage all parents to pack a water bottle for use throughout the day. The health and safety of our students is always our top priority. We will continue to adhere to any health measures required by the NC Department of Health and Human Services and consult with Wake County Public Health to determine what precautions are needed in our schools to keep our students, staff, and community healthy and safe. There is no way for us to know at this time what their guidance will be or what health precautions will be required in July and August.