Health Room

The following guidelines have been developed for HGCS. The purpose of these guidelines is to insure the health and safety of students while they are at school.

All health concerns and questions should be addressed to the school nurse. The school nurse will notify the Administrator of any health concerns as needed. It is our goal to work as a unified team to promote the health and safety of our students.

Please understand that for reasons of liability, under no circumstances will the school nurse or any of the school faculty administer any type of medication to a student without the proper consent forms from the parent or guardian that have been signed by the student's physician and the parent or guardian. No medications, over the counter or prescription, will be given without the physician's signature. The school nurse and health room are here to meet the needs of your child, but we will only be able to do that with permission from the parent or guardian. The original copy of medication forms will be kept in the health room and the emergency treatment forms will be kept in the school offices.

  • Forms
  • Guidelines
  • Guideline Chart
  1. Students with a fever of 100 degrees or over will not remain in the classroom. The student will remain in the health room and shall be picked up in a timely manner once the parent/guardian has been contacted. Students should be fever free (less than 100 degrees) for 24 hours before returning to school.

  2. Any student with vomiting and/or diarrhea will not remain the in the classroom. The parent will be contacted to come and pick up the student.

  3. Any student sent home with vomiting and/or diarrhea should not return to school until they are symptom free for a full 24 hours.

  4. If your child develops a fever or begins vomiting, or has diarrhea during the night, do not send the student to school until they are symptom free for a full 24 hours.

  5. Health records will be initiated the first year a student is enrolled HGCS. The following is required:

    1. Complete school physical form and immunization form.*

    2. Complete emergency medical form.
      *A complete HGCS school health/physical form must be on file for all students. These are required at the time a student enters HGCS. This form also provides an area to record immunizations. HGCS follows the North Carolina State law in regards to immunization. Any non-immunized student must complete additional paperwork.

  6. Student athletes are required to have physicals submitted on a yearly basis. A completed physical assessment form must be on file in the athletic office prior to any tryouts. A student who does not have a physical assessment form on file will not be allowed to try out for their particular sport.
    Parents must make copies of the physical for student athletes. The health room/nurse will not make copies.

  7. All medications, either prescription or over-the counter, must be turned into the school nurse in the health room and appropriate medication administration forms must be filled out by the parent or guardian of the student and signed by the student's physician. No forms without the physician's signature will be accepted.
    All medications, prescription or over the counter that are kept in the health room MUST have a medication administration form signed by both the parent and the healthcare provider. The form can be faxed to the nurse.
    Attn: Nurse Shelton fax # 704-531-4082.

  8. All medication must be in the original container. If it is a prescription medication, it must be in a labeled container from the pharmacy.* Any over-the-counter medication that a parent feels is needed at school must be in the original container with the student's name on the container and a medication form must be on file with the parent and physician signatures as explained above. *If it is a prescription medication, ask the pharmacy to give you a second empty bottle with a label. The medication can then be divided if some is needed both at home and at school.