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Betty Cramer, RN, BSNSheryl Mitchell,Health SecretaryHealth Room Hours7 AM-3:30 PMPhone: 573-214-3213Fax: 573-214-3399
TESTING FOR COVID-19CPS is offering Covid-19 nasal swab testing for students who are exhibiting symptoms of the virus. You MUST call the triage nurse line to make an appointment. The phone is answered 7:30 AM-3:30 PM Monday through Friday. Testing is done at Hickman High School between 9:30 AM-2:15 PM Monday through Friday when school is in session.Call 573-214-3975 to speak to the triage nurseCovid-19Thank you for keeping your student HOME if they test positive for the virus, or if they are identified as a close contact to a person who has tested positive. Please call the health room if your student will be absent due to Covid-19.ATTENTION INCOMING 8TH GRADE STUDENTSThe State of Missouri requires that all 8th grade students receive a Tdap and Meningitis vaccination. If your student will attend summer school, written proof of these two vaccines must be on file with the school nurse by June 10th. All 8th grade students must have written proof of vaccinations on file by August 10 or they will not be able to obtain their 2021-22 school schedule. Please fax or email written proof of these mandatory vaccinations to the school nurse.DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE CITY OF COLUMBIA HAS ISSUED A FACE MASK ORDINANCE. ALL ADULTS AND STUDENTS WHO ENTER JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL WILL BE EXPECTED TO WEAR A CLOTH FACE MASK AT ALL TIMES. PLEASE SEND AN EXTRA MASK WITH YOUR STUDENT IN A CLEAN BAG AND LABEL ALL MASKS WITH THEIR NAME. WASH YOUR MASK EVERY DAY!CONTACT THE HEALTH ROOM STAFF IF YOUR STUDENT IS UNABLE TO COMPLY WITH THE FACE MASK ORDINANCE.A Headache is a real Pain!Middle school students can carry a one day supply of over the counter pain relievers like Tylenol or Ibuprofen in a bottle with the manufacturers label, as well as cough drops. Students often come to the health room complaining of a headache. The school nurse can not give your student any medication that is not prescribed by a physician in writing.Your student is allowed to carry a water bottle at school. Please label your water bottle with your name. We have refilling stations throughout the building.Please contact the health room if you will need to bring medication for your student to the school. Visitors are strictly limited. The health room will arrange a time for you to bring medication to the school and complete the paperwork.A PARENT MUST BRING ANY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE MEDICATION TO THE NURSE, SUCH AS ADHD MEDICATION.