Grace Christian School’s promotion of health and wellness goes beyond sending students home when they are not feeling well or asking parents to keep their students home during illness. Health and wellness begins with healthy bodies and minds.
Ensuring your student receives a healthy breakfast daily and eats regular, well-balanced meals will provide an optimum outcome for your student. Studies have shown that students who eat a well-balanced, healthy diet and participate in physical activities (physical education class, recess, organized sports, etc.) are likely to have:
It is also important to limit or avoid saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars.
Our Grace Café offers a variety of foods to please many different tastes and daily nutritional requirements for breakfast and lunch. In addition, you can order a snack for your elementary student to be delivered to the classroom. Kindergarten snacks are included in the tuition. Otherwise, if you have an elementary student, please be sure to pack a healthy snack for them each day.
Healthy snack recommendations:
Physical fitness plays an important role in keeping students healthy. Grace Christian offers not only P.E. and scheduled recess for elementary, but a variety of athletics and fitness electives for middle and high school.
In addition, GCS offers after school and summer camps that focus on sports, arts, and STEM development to keep students healthy, both physically and mentally.
Children who participate in sports and outdoor activities are likely to be healthier as a whole and experience less stress. In addition, organized sports promote a team- building environment and help children build and strengthen friendships.
Grace Christian School strives to provide the cleanest learning environment possible for your child. Our sanitation efforts to include:
GCS takes the health and wellness of our students and staff very seriously. Our full-time healthcare team includes a licensed practical nurse as well as a full time assistant.
Necessary medical supplies and facilities are maintained at GCS, including:
Geneieve graduated from the Licensed Practical Nursing Program at Central Carolina Community College in 2013. She spent several years of her nursing career working in a long term care facility in Sanford as the Staffing Coordinator. Her nursing career has allowed her to serve patients in various aspects of the medical field including the med surgical floor and as a floor nurse at Central Carolina Hospital, Epic Computer Program Coordinator at Rex UNC Health, and in family healthcare nursing. Geneieve is certified through the American Heart Association as a Basic Life Support, First Aid, and Heartsaver Instructor.
Providing a healthy environment is of utmost importance to GCS administration and staff. Our “all-in” approach includes a commitment from our GCS families to keep students home when they are exhibiting any signs or symptoms of illness.
Staff and students undergo temperature screenings every morning upon entering the classroom. In addition, temperature screenings are conducted mid-day. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or greater and/or exhibiting signs and symptoms of illness will be sent home immediately.
If your GCS student tested positive for COVID:
If anyone living in the same household as your GCS student tests positive for COVID:
Contact our Health & Wellness Team for questions regarding student illness or GCS health protocols.