Newsletter

Each month JCA publishes a Parent Pride Newsletter containing upcoming events and important deadlines approaching. You can also find the latest news at our website: www.jca-online.org.
 
Is there an important event or headline coming up in September that we missed? Contact us below so that we can post through social media, the JCA website, or an e-mail blast. We only post information in the Parent Pride Newsletter that is sent in before the submission deadline (the 20th of each month; with each newsletter planned to be sent on the first of the month or the first Monday after the first of the month).
 
Click Here to view the October 2020 JCA Parent Pride Newsletter.

Important Information from the Health Office

Per the State of Illinois and JCA policy, students whose medical records are not in compliance will be excluded from school and all school activities, including athletics, starting October 15 and will remain excluded until all health records are compliant.

 There are many students with outstanding required medical records that will be subject to exclusion on October 15.  Multiple notifications (letters, emails and telephone calls), have been completed. Please submit your students required health records ASAP.

 Freshman

  • Please be advised the Certificate of Child Health Exam (Freshman physical) has a required parent portion on page 2 that must be completed in its entirety including a parents dated signature!!!  These forms can be found on the website, under Parents tab, click on Health Office tab.
  • NEW State Law: freshmen are now requiredto submit as completed Proof of Dental Exam

 Seniors

  • Senior students are to submit documentation for their MENINGOCOCCAL CONJUGATE VACCINE (MCV4). Documentation for the MCV4 vaccine administration must have the providers dated signature.
  • The immunization requirement consists of: The first dose received on or after the 11th birthday; second dose on or after the 16th birthday. An interval of least eight weeks after the first dose. Only one dose is required if the first dose was received at 16 years of age or older. No proof of immunity allowed.

Flu Season is fast approaching

  • Flu shots will be offered at JCA on October 22 and 23. On-line registration and consent will be required for students. Watch your emails for additional information.
  • It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies that protect against flu to develop in the body, so make plans to get vaccinated early in fall, before flu season begins.  CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October. Getting vaccinated later, however, can still be beneficial and vaccination should continue to be offered throughout flu season, even into January or later.

COVID:

  • Complete the self-certification check-list for your student(s) prior to sending them to school.
  • Do not send your student to school if they do not pass the self-certification checklist
  • Call the Dean’s office to report your student’s absence and include symptoms.
  • Refer to JCA’s online return to learning plan for updates.

 All Students

  • Health Office information is on the school web site under the Parentstab, click on Health Office
  • Medication Administration Authorization (MAA) forms are required at the start of every new school year. Forms are available on the web site.
  • Emergency Action Plans (EAP’s) are requested for those students with asthma, diabetes, epilepsy (seizures) and severe allergies. EAP’s are available on the web site. Medication Authorization forms to self-carry emergency medications and supplies must be submitted at the start of every new school year. Forms are available on the web site.
  • Those that travel internationally to areas of high TB risk (most countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Russia)for greater than 2 weeks are required to have IGRA prior to returning to school. Additional information is on the web site.                      

Health Office is staffed when students are present in the building

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00am-2:30pm Wednesday 8:00am -12:00pm

During school breaks voicemails and emails are checked weekly.

815-741-0500 Ext 275, 815-741-3015 fax,  nurse@jca-online.org


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