Phone: 704-260-6510


Degrees and Certifications:

Associate Degree Nursing
Bachelor Degree Nursing
Public Health Nurse II National Certification of School Nurses

Mrs. Paulette Zellonis BSN,RN,NCSN,PHNII

School Nurse J.N.Fries Magnet Middle
Hours Daily 8:30am-4:00pm
COVID 19 INFORMATION. Rapid covid testing is available at J.N.Fries by appointment. If you are symptomatic and have a negative test a lab confirmed test is required and we don't provide at this time.
I am very proud to be starting my eleventh year as school nurse at J.N.Fries Magnet Middle School.Originally from Niagara Falls, N.Y, our family relocated to Concord in 1997. We have two children. Both of our children attended JN Fries during their middle school years. Our daughter is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and our son is currentely a senior there-GO HEELS! I have been a registered nurse since 1991. My nursing career has included pediatrics, orthopedics, adult, adolescent and geriatric psychiatry. I am honored to help your children stay well, manage chronic conditions and be happy and ready to learn!
BACKPACK SAFETY! PLEASE...follow these guidlines
Backpacks should weigh no more than 15% of your body weight.
Carrying too much weight will cause neck, back, shoulder pain and headaches!
 Use wide straps, if there is a waist or chest strap use them!
ALWAYS USE BOTH STRAPS!! By using just one strap you are changing the curve of your spine over time.
You are still growing and this weight will effect how you grow.
Pack the heavist items closest to your back.
Adjust the straps so the bag sits at your shoulders and above your hip bones.
For more information see "Backpack Facts:What's All the Flap About?"
Attention all 7th graders'
North Carolina State requires that all 7th grade students must have a TDAP and Meningococcal vaccine. Any student not meeting this requirement will be suspended from school until the vaccines are obtained.
Tips for a Healthy School Year!
Please review good hand washing, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, cover your coughs and sneezes and keep your distance from sick people. Its the number one way to stay healthy.
We strongly recommend getting a flu and COVID vaccines as well. 
Fever:100.4 or greater-the student must stay home, even if fever is reduced with medication-THEY MUST BE FEVER FREE WITH OUT MEDICATION FOR 24 HOURS
Student should be fever free without medication for 24hours before returning to school
Student should be symptom free for 24 hours from the last episode before returning to school.
Always take to MD for the following;
Body Rash with Fever
Sore Throat with Fever and Swollen Glands
Persistent,nagging or deep cough
Eye discharge: Thick mucus or pus draining from the eye
Student is irritable, crying, too tired to sit up and participate in regular classroom activities.
  • Welcome 6th graders! If you were up to date on your vaccinations in 5th grade you are fine in 6th grade.

    7th graders have two required immunizations. Please call your doctors office early to get an appointment. Please fax, upload or bring a physical copy to school. 

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Last Modified on May 25, 2021