Departments
Student Support : Health Services

822 S. Clearview Pkwy.

Harahan, La 70123

Main office: 504-736-7386

Fax:  504-736-7389

JPPSS HEALTH SERVICES   

Health Services – Arabic     Health Services – Spanish     Health Services – Vietnamese   Health Services – French

The Health Services Department is dedicated to addressing the health needs of all students enrolled in Jefferson Parish Public Schools to ensure that they maintain an optimal state of well-being to enhance learning.  The School Nurses provide assistance to students, schools and families by supporting health and wellness in order to promote student achievement.

IF YOUR CHILD IS ILL OR INJURED AT SCHOOL

  • It is very important that emergency contact phone numbers are updated throughout the school year. School staff should be able to contact you at ALL times, especially if your child requires further monitoring or intervention, has a contagious illness, or becomes seriously ill or injured.
  • You may receive a “Health Referral Form” that should be completed by a physician and returned to the school nurse.
  • If your child has a life threatening illness or injury, 911 will be called and the school will contact you immediately. Staff is trained to perform CPR on all school campuses.

IF YOUR CHILD HAS A HEALTH CONDITION

  • It is your responsibility to inform the school nurse about any health conditions (asthma, diabetes, ADHD, seizures, heart problems, sickle cell anemia, etc.) that may require accommodations at school.
  • If your child will require any special health procedure during the school day (blood sugar checks, catheterization, tracheostomy care, g-tube feedings, etc.), a State of Louisiana Physician’s Authorization for Specialized Care form must be completed by your child’s doctor and a Release of Info form must be completed by the parent and submitted to the School Nurse.
  • It is the parent’s responsibility to provide all required equipment and supplies for the procedure.
  • Applicable forms that may be needed can be downloaded and printed by clicking on the link below:

Physicians Authorization for Special Healthcare Form

Release of Info_English

Diabetic Order Form

Diastat Order Form

 FOOD ALLERGIES

  • If your child has a food allergy, a Medical Statement to Request School Meal Modification form must be filled out by a doctor and submitted to the School Nurse.
  • Applicable forms that may be needed can be downloaded and printed by clicking on the link below:

Meal Modification Form 2018_2019

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

  • All medications (prescription and non-prescription) administered at school require a physician to complete a State of Louisiana School Medication Order form and the parent to sign a Parental Consent for Medication Administration
  • All medication must be registered during a conference with a School Nurse at one of the JPPSS Medication offices. This process and office times are described in detail on the JPPSS Medication Assessment Office Letter (see link below).
  • If a student is in possession of medication that has not been processed according the JPPSS policies, the medication will be confiscated and student will be subject to disciplinary action.
  • Applicable forms that may be needed can be downloaded and printed by clicking on the link below:

Medication Order Form

Parental Consent Form

Med Office 18-19 _English   Med Office_18-19_Arabic   Med Office 18-19_French   Med Office 18-19_Spanish   Med Office Letter 18-19_Vietnamese

IMMUNIZATION COMPLIANCE

  • In accordance with Louisiana law, all students registering at a Jefferson Parish Public School must be immunized according to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Public Health Immunization Schedule.
  • A STATE OF LOUSIANA UNIVERSAL CERTIFICATE OF IMMUNIZATIONS with a valid expiration date must be presented at registration.
  • A written dissent must be signed by the physician and submitted to the school,  if immunizations are contraindicated for medical reasons. A parent must sign a personal or religious dissent and submit it to the school.
  • If there is an outbreak of a communicable disease for which the student is not immunized, he/she will be excluded from school by the Office of Public Health for an extended period of time until the threat of transmittal has passed.
  • Additional information can be viewed by clicking on the link below:

English Vaccination Schedule      Arabic Vaccination Schedule     Spanish Vaccination Schedule     Vietnamese Vaccination Schedule

June 2018 GNO Shots Bus Calendar      July 2018 GNO Shots Bus Calendar      August 2018 GNO Shots Bus Calendar

VISION/HEARING SCREENINGS

  • Students have routine vision and hearing screenings in PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th They can also be screened at the request of a parent or school staff if a problem is suspected or if they are being evaluated for Special Education services.
  • If your child fails his/her vision or hearing screening, the nurse will send home a Referral form for further evaluation by an LA licensed eye doctor/audiologist.
  • A copy of the doctor’s evaluation or prescription should be provided to the School Nurse.

Other Important  Information

Contact Us

Name Title Email
Salsman, Chris Administrative Assistant Chris.Salsman@jppss.k12.la.us
Walker, Daphne Director of Health Services daphne.walker@jppss.k12.la.us