Health Services at Jefferson
Having a safe, healthy school is our goal at Jefferson Junior High School. There is a health office at Jefferson for students who have become ill or injured or who need help with medical problems. The health office is staffed by a health technician certified in First Aid and CPR/AED during each school day.The health office is open from 7:45 am to 3:15 pm. A Certified School Nurse (CSN) is assigned to the school and is available on an on-call basis when she is not in the building.Students must obtain a pass from their classroom teacher before reporting to the health office. At passing period, students should inform their next teacher if they need to go to the health office and they should obtain a pass. This applies to all cases with, of course, the exception of an emergency. The health office maintains a record of student visits.STUDENTS MAY NOT LEAVE THE SCHOOL FOR ILLNESS/INJURY WITHOUT FIRST REPORTING TO THE HEALTH OFFICE FOR AUTHORIZATION.
Certified School Nurse (CSN)
The Certified School Nurse (CSN) is a Bachelor’s-prepared registered nurse who has a multi-faceted role within the school setting. This role supports the physical, mental, emotional, and social health of students and their success in the learning process. To that end, school nurses facilitate normal development and positive student response to interventions, promote health and safety including a healthy environment, intervene with actual and potential health problems, provide case management services, and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy and learning. District 203 school nurses are Bachelor’s- or Master’s-prepared registered nurses who also hold a Professional Educator License endorsed in School Nursing as defined by the Illinois State Board of Education. School nurses are certified vision and hearing screening technicians through the Illinois Department of Public Health and American Heart Association CPR/AED instructors. See the School Nurse Roles and Responsibilities page for details.
Health Technicians provide clerical assistance and technical support in school health offices and optimize the delivery of comprehensive school health services. Health Technicians work under the direction of the Certified School Nurse. All health technicians are CPR/AED and First Aid certified. Health technicians may also be certified vision and hearing screeners. See the Health Technician Roles and Responsibilities page for details.
Reporting An Absence
Please call 630.420.4747 before 8:00 a.m.
Vison & Hearing Screening
Dates for 2019-2020 School Year:
Screening:Thursday, September 19, 2019Rescreening:
Thursday, October 3, 2019