Health Tips You Can Use

  • There are several very important health concerns and policies that are available from your school nurse and on the Jefferson Township School District website in an unabridged format.  Below is a brief summary of those related to health services:

    Illness:  Children who are not feeling well prior to coming to school should stay home from school.  If a child becomes ill at school and it is deemed in his/her best interest to leave school, a parent will be called.  Any child who has been diagnosed by a physician as having a contagious illness which requires a prescription medication must be treated for a full 24 hours prior to returning to school.

    Allergies:  Children with life-threatening allergies to specific foods including, but not limited to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, etc. are included in the school setting.  If your child has any serious illnesses or allergies, please make an appointment with the school nurse at your earliest convenience prior to the start of the school year.  You may receive an informational letter at the beginning of the school year if your child has a classmate with a serious illness or allergy.

    Please keep these health concerns in mind when you are sending snacks or treats with your child.

    Nutrition:  Recent statistics show that 15% of American children are considered either overweight or obese, and another 15% are at risk for these conditions.  These percentages have more than doubled since the 1970’s.  In accordance with federal and state law, Jefferson Township has adopted a nutrition policy for foods sold or distributed in school.  You may access policy #8505 by choosing District Info/District Policies on the district website.  Please refer to the guidelines when sending food items for classroom celebrations and events.