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.Mandatory Vaccinations for 8th Grade StudentsAll incoming 8th grade students are required by the State of Missouri to receive a Tdap booster (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) AND a meningitis vaccine. Your student can be given these vaccinations at your physician's office or at the Boone County Health Department any time after age 10. Be sure to provide written proof of vaccination to the school nurse.Summer school marks the beginning of 8th grade. These mandatory vaccines must be given before June 1 in order for your student to attend summer school. 8th grade students must have written proof of vaccination on file by August 1. A student will not receive their schedule at back to school night unless their vaccinations are up to date.The health room staff are happy to assist your Jefferson Middle School student at any time. Please be sure you update contact information with the school. If a student needs to be sent home because they are ill, we need to be able to contact a parent or guardian quickly.Health Room Hours:7 AM-3:30 PM Monday-FridayBetty Cramer, RN, BSN , School NurseShawna Volkart, Health Secretary