Health Office

health Office

TMSA Elementary has a Full-time Medical Staff on duty during the school year to serve the medical needs of our students.

Every incoming Kindergarten student OR student coming to school in North Carolina for the 1st time will need a Health Assessment completed by a doctor.  Please click here for Physical form to be completed by the doctor.

If your student needs medication during school hours a Medical Authorization signed by a doctor needs to be on file.  Please click here for Medical Authorization Form.

If your student has a food allergy, please fill out the form below and submit to our medical staff.

WHEN SHOULD I SEND MY CHILD TO SCHOOL?  The following are guidelines with symptoms and illnesses for when to send your child to school, or when your child should stay home:

Symptoms and Illness   

Should My Child Go To School

Parent is sick, stressed, or hospitalized

Yes -- If you are sick, your child needs to attend school.  Your illness does not excuse your child from attending.


The child doesn’t want to go to school

Yes -- These concerns should be addressed with the school staff.

Cold Symptoms/Seasonal Allergies

Yes -- If your child is able to participate in school activities send him or her to school.

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

The white of the eye is pink and there is often a thick yellow/green discharge. The eye is crusted/closed shut.

No -- If there is significant drainage from the eye or it is matted, the child should see their healthcare provider. Your child can be at school if the pink eye is related to SEASONAL ALLERGIES.


Menstrual Cycle Issues

Yes -- Most of the time menstrual cycle (period) issues should not be a problem.  If they are severe and interfering with your daughter attending school, consult with the health care provider.

Fever

Oral temperature 100 degrees or higher within the last 24 hours

No -- If your child has a fever of 100 or higher, keep them home until the fever is below 100 for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medication)

Diarrhea

Frequent, loose, or watery stools

No -- If your child has 2 or more loose stools during the night or in the early morning and he/she has a fever and/or vomiting.

Vomiting

The child has vomited 2 or more times in a 24 hour period

No -- Keep your child home until the vomiting has stopped for 24 hours.

Coughing

Severe uncontrolled, rapid coughing, wheezing or difficulty breathing

No -- Keep your child home and contact a healthcare provider.  If symptoms are due to asthma, provide treatment according to your child’s Asthma/Health Care Plan and when symptoms are controlled, send your child to school.

Rash or Skin Sores

No -- If a rash spreads quickly, is not healing or is oozing, you should keep your child home and have him/her seen by a healthcare provider.