COVID-19 TESTINGCPS is offering Covid-19 nasal swab testing for students who are exhibiting symptoms of the virus. You must call and speak to a triage nurse who will evaluate your student and make an appointment if indicated. The testing site is at Hickman High School. The phone is only answered Monday-Friday between 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM. Testing is offered between 9:30 AM and 2:15 PM on days when school is in session.Call 573-214-3975 to speak to the triage nurseCovid-19Please call the health room if your student is on quarantine or isolation due to Covid-19. Thank you for keeping your student at home if they are a close contact to a person who tested positive, or if the student tests positive.ATTENTION INCOMING 8TH GRADE STUDENTSAll 8th grade students are required by the State of Missouri to receive a Tdap and Meningitis vaccine. If they are attending summer school, they will not be allowed to attend without written proof of vaccination. Your student must have written proof of vaccination on file by August 10th in order to receive their school schedule for the 2021-22 school year.Please submit written proof of vaccination to the school nurse by fax or email.
PLEASE notify the school if your contact information changes. When your child is sick or injured, it is very stressful for them if we can't contact a parent or guardian to take them home. A phone call to the guidance office or our attendance secretary is all you need to do to update a phone number.
A Headache can really Hurt!!Remember that your middle school student can carry a one day supply of an over the counter pain reliever in a container labeled by the manufacturer. This includes Tylenol, Ibuprofen, cold medication, and cough drops. Many students come to the health room complaining of a headache. We are NOT allowed to give any medication to your student that is not prescribed by a physician in writing.IF YOUR STUDENT WILL BE GIVEN MEDICATION WHILE AT SCHOOL:PLEASE CONTACT THE HEALTH ROOM IF YOU NEED TO DELIVER MEDICATION TO THE SCHOOL.THE HEALTH ROOM STAFF WILL ARRANGE A DATE AND TIME FOR AN ADULT TO BRING MEDICATION FOR THE NURSE TO GIVE TO A STUDENT.VISITORS ARE STRICTLY LIMITED THIS SCHOOL YEAR. HEALTH ROOM STAFF WILL MEET AN ADULT AT THE PRE-ARRANGED LOCATION TO COMPLETE PAPERWORK AND RECEIVE THE MEDICATION FOR YOUR STUDENT. REMEMBER, THE MEDICATION MUST BE IN THE LABELED PHARMACY BOTTLE WITH INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER LISTED.THE CITY OF COLUMBIA HAS ISSUED A FACE MASK ORDINANCE. ALL ADULTS AND STUDENTS WHO ENTER JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL WILL BE ASKED TO WEAR A FACE MASK. SEND AN EXTRA MASK WITH YOUR STUDENT IN A CLEAN ZIP LOCK BAG IN CASE THEY NEED A FRESH ONE DURING THE DAY. BE SURE TO LABEL YOUR MASK WITH YOUR NAME. WASH YOUR MASKS EVERY DAY! IF YOUR STUDENT IS NOT ABLE TO COMPLY WITH THE CITY ORDINANCE, PLEASE CONTACT THE HEALTH ROOM STAFF.Health Room Hours:7 AM-3:30 PM Monday-FridayBetty Cramer, RN, BSN , School NurseSheryl Mitchell, Health Secretary