School Choice in Gaston County Schools
Have you heard about the new Public Service Academy here at John Chavis? It begins next school year. We are accepting applications now through February 28. Sixth grade students from outside the John Chavis attendance area may apply to attend. Click here to learn more about our exciting Academy program.
Should I keep my child home or send him or her to school?
Gaston County Schools recommend a child stay home if he or she:
- Has a fever of 100.0 degrees or higher
- Has been vomiting or has diarrhea Has symptoms that keep your child from participating in school, such as:
o Very tired or poor appetite o Cough that he or she cannot control or sneezing often o Headache, body aches, or earache o Sore Throat-a little sore throat is ok for school, but a bad sore
throat could be strep throat, even if there is no fever. Other signs of strep throat in children are a headache and stomach upset, or rash. Call your doctor if your child has these signs. A special test is needed
to know if it is strep throat * Keep your child home if he is coughing or sneezing often because
this spreads the sickness to others.
- Please notify the school nurse if your child tests positive for the flu
☺ Remember the 24 hour Rule!!
FEVER: Keep your child home until his or her FEVER has been gone WITHOUT medicine for 24 hrs. Colds can be contagious for at least 48 hours. Returning to school too soon may slow recovery and make others sick. IF your child has been sent home with a fever, they cannot return the next day!
- VOMITING OR DIARRHEA: Keep your child home for 24 hours after the LAST
time he or she vomited or had diarrhea.
- ANTIBIOTICS: Your child may return to school 12 hours after the FIRST
dose of antibiotics for anything like ear infection or strep throat as long as they have been fever free for 24 hours.
We often have many children and adults with colds coming to school, and each one is passing their sickness to others. Please help others from becoming sick by keeping your child home while the sickest.
For more information, or if you have questions, please contact the School Nurse.
MEDICAL DIRECTOR –
C.E. Fisher, M.D.
It's not too late to donate to Chromebooks for Christmas! Send your donations to school or donate online today!! Help us get more technology for our students!!
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Gaston County Schools and the Gaston County Public Library have partnered together to offer a FREE Public Library WOW Card. This virtual card will give students access to online resources such as NC Live databases, free music, magazines, ebooks, and much more. If you DO NOT want your student to have this opportunity, please click here to complete the digital form, print it, sign it and have your student give it to their advisory teacher.
Support the Chavis Middle Library
Parents, there is now a way for you to honor your children or a special staff member at John Chavis Middle School. You will also be supporting the library, school curriculum, and student interests. For more information, please click here. The code is: 35347B.