Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!

It's going to be different, but we are living history and making memories!!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

All North Carolinians can better understand COVID-19 by getting up-to-date information directly from reliable sources like Catawba County Public Health (http://www.catawbacountync.gov/county-services/public-health/ ), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/ ) and the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2Findex.html ).

There are some common-sense measures everyone can take to protect themselves and others from the spread of respiratory illnesses, which includes COVID-19.

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw it away, then wash your hands.

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.

  • If you have symptoms of or have been exposed to covid-19, call your health care provider.

It is also good practice to start being more aware of the number of times a day your hands touch an object or hard surface and then touch your face without being washed. Limiting the exposure of your nose, mouth and eyes to unwashed hands can help to protect from the spread of all germs and illnesses.

Click here to go to my Virtual Health Office. Click on the topics in the bookcase to get access to forms and videos.

A little about Nurse June:

June J. Sisti, BSHM, RN, NCSN

A graduate from Gardner-Webb University, I have been a Registered Nurse since 1979, and a School Nurse working in the HPS school system since 2008. Sylva, NC is my home town, but with my husband, Charlie and our son, Matthew, I have lived and worked in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. We moved back to the Tar Heel State in 2004 from Charleston, SC where I also worked as a School Nurse. I love being the School Nurse at Jenkins! Call or email me if I can help you and your child(ren) with school health matters.

Contact Information: 828-327-3491 (Jenkins); 828-294-8781 (Mobile); ​sistiju@hickoryschools.net

School Health Services Include:

  • Communicable Disease Control

  • Health Screenings and Referrals

  • Immunization Compliance

  • Referrals for Health Problems

  • Health Education and Counseling

  • Community Resource Information

  • Management of Children with Special Needs and Chronic Health Problems

  • Case Management

  • Illness/Injury care and consultation