Health Office

Mission Statement for Pius X Health Services

The mission of St. Joseph Catholic School Health Service is to promote wellness and safety while providing a Christ centered health environment to advocate for academic excellence among all students.

An ill student cannot learn effectively and is unable to participate in classes in a meaningful way. Keeping an ill student home prevents the spread of illness in the school community and allows the student an opportunity to rest and recover.

In case of illness or injury, a student will be sent home from school when the parent or legal guardian has been reached by telephone and appropriate arrangements are made for her or his transportation from school. If the school nurse is unable to reach the parent or guardian, the authorized family emergency contacts will be notified.

If a student has a temperature of 100.0 degrees or higher, parents/guardians will be contacted. The student will be sent home as soon as proper arrangements can be made.

Students will be excluded from school for the following conditions: contagious or infectious disease, including chicken pox, measles and mumps; pink eye; suspicious rash; vomiting, diarrhea, seizure activity, skin eruptions.

Students may not return to school until they are fever free for twenty-four (24) hours without fever reducing medication and/or bring a doctor’s note granting permission to return, or until all evidence of the condition is gone.

School Nurse

Jennifer Dynek RN,BSN
Phone: 402-488-0931
Email

Healthcare Objectives

  • Health Screenings
  • Immunization Monitoring
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Nurse Consultation and Specialized Care
  • Health Education
  • Crisis Medical Support
  • Emotional Support

Health Forms