The health and wellness of GCS students and staff is a top priority.
Necessary medical supplies and facilities are maintained at GCS include:
Grace Christian School is prepared to care for injuries in the classroom, at the playground, or on the athletic field or court. All teachers carry a first aid ready bag prepared by the Health & Wellness Team. The school nurse is also available during school hours for any injury that requires aid. A first responder is present at all home games, and all GCS head coaches are certified in CPR and trained for AED, heat illness prevention, and concussion prevention. Each sports team has a first aid kit for practices and games.
Grace Christian School strives to provide the cleanest learning environment possible for your child. Our sanitation efforts to include:
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.
No, GCS does not require a note from a physician; however, the Health and Wellness Team or school administration may deem it necessary in some cases.
Yes, only if the Medical Information/Emergency Release Form has been completed, signed, and stamped by a physician.
All medication, both over-the-counter and prescription, must be:
The staff will not administer medication if we do not have the Medical Information/Emergency Release Form on file.
You may administer medication to your student on campus using the following steps:
Due to recent developments, statistics, and trends with the COVID-19 virus, Grace Christian School has made the decision to treat the COVID-19 virus and restrictions similar to common illnesses such as flu. Monitor symptoms of your children and keep him/her home until symptoms have cleared for 24 hours. Symptoms may include, but are not limited to: fever, cough, congestion, GI symptoms. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact the Health and Wellness Team:
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.
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.
Contact our Health & Wellness Team for questions regarding student illness or GCS health protocols.