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    TESTING FOR COVID-19
     
    CPS 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. Testing is done at Hickman High School between 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon Monday through Friday when school is in session.  Call 573-214-3975 to speak to the triage nurse Or call Nurse Betty at school.
     
    New CPS guidelines regarding Covid-19
    January 2022

    If You Test Positive for COVID-19
    Everyone, regardless of vaccination status:

    • Stay home for 5 days. If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever is resolved for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.
    • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are improving and you are fever-free without medication after 5 days, you can return to work or school. 
    • Students and staff will eat lunch at separate tables at least six feet away from peers and coworkers through day 10. 
    • Continue to wear a well-fitting mask at all times around others through day 10, on the bus and at school.

    If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19: 

    • Wear a well-fitted mask at all times around others for 10 days on the bus and at school.
    • Students and staff will eat lunch at separate tables at least six feet away from peers and coworkers through day 10. 
    • Get a PCR or rapid antigen test on day 5. If you develop symptoms, get a PCR or rapid antigen test as soon as symptoms develop and stay home.

    We will accept either rapid antigen or PCR test results. A home test is allowed.  Please send a picture of the home test results to the nurse with the name of the person written on the test.

    PLEASE call Nurse Betty to discuss any Covid related situation.  It can be very confusing.

     

    Wearing a mask is encouraged but optional.  If you desire a mask, we have them at school.

     
     
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    ATTENTION INCOMING 8TH GRADE STUDENTS
    The State of Missouri requires that all 8th grade students receive a Tdap and Meningitis vaccination.  If your student is attending 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.
    If your student has been vaccinated against Covid, please notify the health room.  A fully vaccinated student does not have to quarantine if they are a close contact to a positive case of Covid-19.
     
     
    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. 
    Remember to wash your water bottle often. The dishwasher is ideal for maintaining a safe, clean drinking bottle.
     
    Summer School for our JMS students will be at West Middle School this year. 
    If your JMS student will be taking medications while at summer school please call the health room at West.  573-214-3230 for the health room at WMS.
     
     
    A PARENT MUST BRING ANY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE MEDICATION TO THE NURSE, SUCH AS ADHD MEDICATION.
    Please contact the health room if you will need to bring medication for your student to school.
     
    Betty Cramer, RN, BSN  School Nurse   ecramer@cpsk12.org
     
    Sheryl Mitchell, Health Secretary  smitchell@cpsk12.org
    phone 573-214-3213
    FAX 573-214-3399