The School Nurse is a full-time employee who is available for students. The nurse is responsible for the health screening of students as needed and to address any emergency health concerns. Immunization records are monitored regularly. Any chronic health problems should be reported to the nurse through the school office. Our school nurse serves students at both campuses of our school.
Immunization and Health Requirements – At the time of student registration, parents must submit immunization records and completed health forms for each child. All forms must be completed before the child’s first day of school at Morris Jeff. A student will not be allowed to attend school if these records are not on file. If you have questions, please see the school secretary or school nurse.
Medication – The guidelines regarding students taking medications at school are as follows: All medication in the school setting must be ordered by a medical doctor or dentist licensed in Louisiana. Medication must be in a container acceptable by pharmacy standards. Clear instructions for the administration of medication must be provided. All medication to be administered routinely at school must be brought to the school office by a parent. Medication forms must be completed by the parent and the doctor annually and a medication plan must be developed with the school nurse. Students may not carry their own medication unless the doctor’s orders specify that the student has been instructed in self-administration. Antibiotics, cough medicines, aspirin, etc., are not permitted, however, parents or designees may come to administer such medicines. Students will be called out of class to the office for a parent to administer the medicine. Any questions on these policies should be directed to the school nurse.