Stephanie James, RN, BSN

School Nurse at Sylvan Elementary

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Attention: From the Nurse's Office


If your child presents with the following symptoms this is the sheet given to parents and the steps to follow on returning to school

Today (date) _________, your child,_______________________________ exhibited COVID-19

like symptoms. Symptoms included:

❏ Fever with temperature of 100.4 or greater

❏ Sore Throat

❏ Cough (change from baseline for chronic coughs)

❏ Difficulty breathing (change from baseline for Asthma)

❏ New loss of taste/smell

❏ Diarrhea or Vomiting

❏ New onset of severe headache

In addition to above, student also stated they had the following symptoms:



In accordance with guidance provided by NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC

DHHS) StrongSchoolsNC -Public Health Toolkit (K-12), we recommend that you consult with

your health care provider and we recommend that you take your child to be tested for


Next Steps:

❏ Stay home and follow up with your healthcare provider. Let them know that your child

was found to have COVID-19 like symptoms at school and that it was recommended that

they be tested for COVID-19

❏ If you do not have a health care provider, testing is available in several different

locations. Your school nurse can help you locate a testing site. You can also search for

testing sites at NC DHHS COVID-19 Find My Testing Place

❏ Notify your school nurse with the results of the COVID-19 test and/or the

recommendation made by your healthcare provider.


Your child will need to stay home and can return to school when you can answer YES to ALL

THREE statements outlined below:

❏ It has been at least 10 days since your child first had symptoms.

❏ It has been 24 hours since your child had a fever (without using fever reducing medicine)

❏ Symptom improvement - including cough/shortness of breath


❏ If your child had a negative PCR COVID-19 test, they may return to school once there is

no fever without the use of fever-reducing medicines and has felt well for 24 hours

❏ If you receive confirmation of alternative diagnosis from a healthcare provider that would

explain the COVID-19 like symptom(s), they may return to school once there is no fever

without the use of fever reducing medicines and they have felt well for 24 hours. Please

provide a written note by the healthcare provider that supports them returning to school

As the end of the year approaches please remember that if your child has medications at school that they will need to be picked up. If the medications will be required for next school year, new EMP and Medication Authorizations will be needed.

All incoming PreK/Kindergarten students as well as any new students will need Health Assessments and Immunization records. If your child has not had a physical within the past year, please contact your child's physician now to schedule an appointment. If your child has a medical conditions, allergies or medications needed to be given at school additional forms are needed. Please reach out to me if these forms are needed. Welcome to the Sylvan family and I look forward to working with you and your child.

*Attention all new Pre-K, Kindergarten, or any student new to Public Schools*

You have 30 calendar days from the first day of school to turn in proof of immunizations and an NC Health Assessment. This is an NC law. If it is not turned in by this time, your student will not be able to return to school. Please let me know if you have any questions!

See these links for more information/forms:

*click on "Pre-K and New Students" to download and print the NC health form. You can also review immunization requirements here.

If your student has any health issues or concerns, please let the school nurse know! See the link below to access health forms and information as it relates to the school setting:

ABSS School Nurse Website

Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Students from outside of ABSS:

Health assessments and updated immunization records are due by October 30th.

All students with Health Concerns, Diet Restrictions, and/or Medications to be given at school:

Emergency Medical Plans, Diet Orders, and Medication Authorization Forms are due by October 28th.

Contact Info

336-376-3350 ext. 39213

Student Support Team

The Student Support Services Team's role includes serving as advocate, coordinator, consultant, and liaison between school, home, and the community. Student support staff influence school policies and work to create system change.

The goal of the Student Support Staff in the Alamance-Burlington School System is to assist our schools in helping students to have positive school experiences by reducing barriers academically, emotionally, and physically.

Our mission is to ensure that all students, regardless of race, religion, national or ethic origin, color, age, disability, socioeconomic status or gender are served equally. We empower students and their families.

*In keeping with ethical standards, we keep in confidence personally identifiable information regarding students and/or their family members that has been obtained in the course of professional service; unless disclosure is required or permitted by law or professional standards or is necessary for the personal safety of the student or others.*