February 5, 2021
Hello USJ Families,
USJ is headed into the weekend with only one active student case of COVID-19 and one awaiting test results. We have six additional students, two teachers, and one After School Care staff member on quarantine for close-contact exposures. Both our numbers and Madison County community numbers continue to trend downward! That is such good news for all of us.
Experts continue to emphasize that safe behaviors matter! We all need to continue to be vigilant in our safety practices. Masks, distancing, cleaning, and hand washing continue to be key processes in reducing the spread of COVID-19! USJ remains committed to these practices, and we have no plans to revise those procedures at this time.
Vaccinations are also a very vital part of gaining control of community spread. Our faculty members who received their first dose in January will receive their second dose on Wednesday, February 10. As doses of vaccine are available, Madison County continues to vaccinate persons who are 70 years or older, as well as those who fall into categories 1A1, 1A2, and 1B of Tennessee’s vaccination plan. If you or a loved one falls into one of these categories and you have not been vaccinated, please go to the Jackson Madison County Regional Health Department website to make an appointment. If you have trouble completing the process, please feel free to email me at [email protected]
Thanks for all that you do to keep our USJ community safe, and thank you for sharing your children with us.
Mary Ann Giampapa
Director of Student Health Services
For specific guidance on lower, middle or upper school policies for carpool, check-in/check-out, lunch, masks, enrichment classes, recess, etc. please visit the respective school's "news" resource tab located on the homepage of the MY USJ parent portal.
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The Student Health office at USJ was established in January 2017. Our purpose is to contribute to the goals of our school, as well as the healthcare system by providing screenings and referrals, administering medications and treatments, providing first aid, providing health counseling and education, and supporting students to acquire self-management skills related to their health. Our office is staffed daily from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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