|Welcome to the Jay School
Corporation Health Services! Our goal is to promote and protect the
health of our students because children are “The Health of Our
Future”. The School Nurse strives to achieve and maintain the best
possible health status of all students so they may benefit fully
from educational experiences.
Nurses and their assistants provide annual State required
screenings, such as Vision for K, 3rd and 8th graders and new
students. We include screening 5th graders, although not required,
as eyes can change tremendously during those growth years. Hearing
is screened by the Speech Pathologists for grades 1, 4, 7 and 10,
along with any new students to the Corporation.
The Nursing Staff is always there to care for your ill or injured
child, but we also focus on providing health education and health
promotion. We present classroom instruction throughout the school
year, such as giving developmentally geared talks about Hand Washing
and Hygiene to grades Pre – 5 at the beginning of the school year;
Dental Care in February during National Dental Health Month for
grades K-2, and a "Growing Up" Puberty presentation to all the fifth
graders. TAR WARS, a smoking prevention program, is presented each
Spring to fourth graders that teaches about the harmful effects of
tobacco. The high school age student also learns about topics
related to self care. We love bringing healthy subjects into the
Of course, medication administration is a big part of what we do. We
have a systematic way of making sure the right medication is given
to the right student at the right time! We will take good care of
your child while at school and we do this by communicating with
parents and guardians regularly.
We invite you to come see us to discuss your child’s new or updated
health information anytime throughout the school year. We encourage
you to contact your child’s school nurse whenever the need arises.
Please call your child’s school or email us directly. We look
forward to hearing from you!
Nancy Berry, BSN, RN
Health Services Coordinator
Jay School Corporation