Hours during school: 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Students who become ill or injured at school should first report to their classroom or playground teacher who will assess the situation to determine whether the child needs additional assistance. If so, the student should be sent to the nurse’s office (or school office if the nurse is not in the building). The nurse (or office personnel) will contact all parents before they are sent home. Parents will be asked to pick up the student. No elementary student will be taken home unless a parent or someone is there to care for him/her. In the event of a serious accident, the nurse (or building principal in her absence) should be summoned.
As soon as the child is under his/her jurisdiction, the nurse will do the following:
It is the responsibility of the parent, NOT the school nurse, to give or obtain medical attention for injuries acquired outside of school. However, students requiring dressing changes, medications, etc., during school hours may report to the nurse for assistance.
If your child has a communicable disease, contact the school nurse. In so doing, it will enable us to inform parents that we have the communicable disease in the classroom; thus, alerting parents to watch for symptoms in their own children. No names of students will be given for confidentiality reasons. If we suspect a child has a communicable disease, we will contact the parent and advise the parent to confirm this with a doctor.
Children are to remain out of school the required number of days as stated by the Iowa State Department of Health. If you have any questions, we advise you to consult your family doctor.
It is important to remember—it is protection to the child who is sick that he/she stays out the required number of days because of complications that might follow as well as protection to the other students.
We recognize some students may need prescription and non-prescription medication at school. Please see the following guidelines if medications are required to be given at school to ensure the safety and correct administration:
Vision screening is provided for all children in grades PK-5, special education, and those referred by a teacher. If you have concerns about your child’s vision, please contact the school nurse and request a vision screening.
Hearing screening is provided for children in grades PK-2 & 8th by AEA267. The screening is usually done in the fall. Audiograms are run on children with known losses regardless of grade. If you have concerns about your child’s hearing, please contact the school nurse and request a hearing screening.
Speech services are provided through the AEA267. If you have questions, contact the principal at school. A school social worker, educational strategist, and school psychologist are employed by the Area Education Agency and are each at the Jesup Community School each week. If you feel your child would benefit from their services, contact the principal.