NCVA Annual Health Notification

SY 22-23

Annual Health Notification

Per NC State and K12 guidelines, NCVA is required to provide families important immunization and health information annually. Please review this document closely and save it for future reference. Be sure to follow-up with your local health care provider or local health department with additional questions as it pertains to your student(s). We wish your family a happy and healthy school year!

NCDHHS Child Care Resource

Are you looking for childcare resources? Please read this flyer from the NC Department of Health and Human Services. Call 1-888-600-1685 to speak with a representative about care for a school aged-child. #StayStrongNC

Vaccinations

NC Vaccination Requirements SY 22-23

Vaccinations are required for students entering any Kindergarten, 7th, and 12th grades.


Access the full list of immunizations required in North Carolina by visiting:

https://www.immunize.nc.gov/family/nc_immnz_requirements.htm

Meningococcal Disease-NEW Requirements

Effective August 1, 2020, a booster dose to protect against Meningococcal disease is required for adolescents entering the 12th grade or by 17 years of age, whichever comes first.

HPV

According to the CDC, HPV is a common virus that infects teens and adults. About 14 million people, including teens, become infected with HPV each year. HPV infection can cause a number of cancers in both men and women. Please see the attached pdf documents to find out more.

Influenza

The CDC recommends that all children and teens from the ages of 6 months through 18 years of age get a flu vaccine every fall or winter.

Additional Health Considerations

Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673

NC Council for Women & Youth Involvement

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK, there is also a chat option on the website.


Text support: Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis (including COVID19, self harm, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation)


· Call 911 with any life-threatening emergencies, including thoughts or plans of suicide and self-harm.

Mental Health Support

Monkey Pox

Monkeypox virus can be spread person-to-person through infected body fluids (including saliva and lesion fluid), items that have been in contact with infected fluids or lesion crusts, and respiratory droplets. The incubation period is usually 7−14 days but can range from 5−21 days. People with monkeypox are infectious from the start of symptoms (before the rash forms) until the lesions heal and new skin forms underneath scabs and the scabs have all fallen off. Find out more information regarding testing and vacicnations options in North Carolina here .

NC COVID-19 Information Hub

NC Covid-19 Information Hub https://www.nc.gov/covid19 for a variety of up to date resources including:


  • Press Releases
  • Testing and treatment
  • Vaccine & Boosters 1-888-675-4567
  • NCDHHS COVID-19 Response

Natural Disaster Preparedeness

Visit ReadyNC.org to discuss the tools you need to stay informed and make early preparations before an emergency occurs.


  • Know your Zone in the event that an evacuation is necessary.
  • Dial 9-1-1
  • Red Cross
  • National Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 24 hrs/day

Safe Surrender Law

NC Safe Surrender Law

North Carolina’s Safe Surrender Law allows a parent to surrender a newborn up to seven days old to a responsible adult without the parent providing his or her name. Safe Surrender is legal and aims to prevent newborns from being hurt or abandoned.


Why is the Safe Surrender Law Necessary?

The law, passed in 2001, is intended to prevent newborn abandonment and homicide. The risk of law provides parents in crisis who feel they have no other choice a way to surrender their baby safely without providing the parents’ name.


How to Safely Surrender Your Newborn


Your best options for a Safe Surrender contact include:


  • Health care provider
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Social services worker
  • Emergency medical personnel



Need More Info?

For more information about the Safe Surrender Law or if you are pregnant or parenting a newborn and would like to learn about help and services available for someone who may feel unable to care for a newborn, please contact your local Department of Social Services.

Help at the School Level

NCVA has a number of staff members available to support families in locating resources within their local communities. In the event of a crisis, please contact the school as soon as possible at 919-346-0121 to request assistance.


Paige Adams, Student Resource Coordinator, LCSW- padams@ncvacademy.org

Jodi Lewis, Student Resource Coordinator, LCSW- jlewis@ncvacademy.org

Whitney Cress, Elementary School Counselor- whcress@ncvacademy.org

Becca Lynn, Middle School Counselor- rlynn@ncvacademy.org


High School Counselors (Assigned by student's last name)

Taryn Brown (A-F)- tbrown@ncvacademy.org

Nicole Hairston (G-N)- nihairston@ncvacademy.org

Erin Farmer (M-Z)- erfarmer@ncvacademy.org