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 sites are at Hickman High School and Rock Bridge 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 nurse
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