Health and Safety at HPCA
Our medical team at HPCA ensures that our students stay healthy on our campus. By partnering with our parents, our school nurses are able to take care of non-emergent and emergent situations that occur within our preschool, elementary, middle, and high school divisions.
A summary of the duties our school medical team perform include:
Promote and assist in the control of communicable diseases (COVID-19, whooping cough, measles, mumps, etc.).
Develop policies, procedures, and work standards for the school’s health program.
Monitor compliance of the school health program with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and polices.
Collect and review required immunizations for new students, kindergarten students, 7th grade students, and 12th grade students. https://immunize.nc.gov/schools/k-12.htm
Complete and submit immunization reports to the NC Department of Public Health.
Assess and care for student and staff with chronic illnesses (allergies, asthma, seizures, diabetes, etc.).
Train staff on the use of emergency equipment needed to treat these medical needs (EpiPen, inhaler, glucagon, seizure medication, etc.).
Monitor facilities for safety issues and address accident/injury prevention.
Maintain first aid supplies for each classroom, afterschool care, and field trips.
Maintain five AED’s, perform monthly maintenance checks, and maintain the AED Emergency Response Plan.
Provide hands only CPR and AED training for all 9th grade students.
The safety and security of our students and employees is of the utmost importance. We continually review and modify our safety procedures, which include a first-responders team, emergency drills, and visitor tracking on campus. Each member of the HPCA community has a part in the safety of our campus.
All exterior doors remain locked throughout the school day, and a High Point Police Officer is on our campus each day for continued monitoring and safety needs.