School Nurse J.N.Fries Magnet and The Performance Learning Center Schools
Hours Daily 8:30am-4:00pm
I am very proud to be starting my sixth year as school nurse at J.N.Fries Magnet School and The Performance Learning Center.Originally from Niagara Falls, N.Y.., our family relocated to Concord in 1997. We have two children. Our son was promoted from the 8TH grade S.T.E.M. program here three years ago, so I am well acquainted with what a wonderful opportunity this is! Our daughter is starting UNC-Chapel Hill this year. 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 recommended getting a flu vaccine as well.
GUIDELINES FOR KEEPING A SICK CHILD AT HOME ARE:
Student should be fever free without medication before returning to school
Diarrhea,Nausea or Vomiting
Student should be symptom free for 24 hours from the last episode before returning to school.
Body Rash with Fever
Sore Throat with Fever and Swollen Glands
Persistent,nagging or deep Cough
Thick mucus or pus draining from the eye
Student is irritable, crying, too tired to sit up and participate in regular classroom activities.