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Student Health Services


The JCSS Student Health Services Program is part of the Student Support Services and believes students are able to thrive and perform at their potential when they are healthy and present.

Our Student Health Services Program is staffed by Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and unlicensed clinic assistants. Licensed nurses are responsible for the development of school-based individual healthcare plans for students with chronic health conditions and school clinic staff are available for daily health needs.

School-based nursing services provide health-related support for students with documented health conditions, including:

  • Coordinate vision, hearing, dental, scoliosis, and other required screenings for students, including referrals as needed
  • Ensure immunizations for students are current as required by federal, state, and local regulations
  • Provide first-aid, emergency care, and medical support as needed while a student is on premise at school
  • Assist parents with the administration of prescribed medical treatment based on a medical need per written physician order.
  • Provide information for preventing common illnesses through health education, guidance to parents, and community resources.
  • Promote awareness activities through education and health initiatives

Nurses and clinic staff remove barriers to learning by

  • Caring for day to day medical needs and chronic health conditions:
    • Acute illnesses
    • Daily medications
    • Chronic illnesses (diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, ADHS, etc.)
    • Communicable diseses
    • Dental disease
    • Injuries and emergencies
    • Mental Health
    • Nutrition
  • Attend IEP, 504, and IHP meetings as needed
  • Perform annual immunization record audits for state reporting on Pre-K, kindergarten, and 7th grade
  • Perform annual scholiosis screenings for all 6th and 7th graders
  • Perform hearing/vision screenings as needed and annually for all 3rd-grade students

Meet Our Team

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Nell Clemons | District Nurse
Email: nclemons@jcss.us