Upcoming Events

Mar
1
Mon
all-day B Week
B Week
Mar 1 – Mar 5 all-day
 
Mar
5
Fri
all-day Field Day
Field Day
Mar 5 all-day
academic programming morning until lunch break, then Field Day programming 1pm-4pm, including student-crafted and delivered spotlights honoring Black women, particularly Chicago Black women (as a connection between Black History Month and Womens’ History Month)OR morning: lessons/spotlights[...]
1:00 pm CJA Chapel
CJA Chapel
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
 
Mar
8
Mon
all-day A Week
A Week
Mar 8 – Mar 12 all-day
 
Mar
12
Fri
all-day Pi Day
Pi Day
Mar 12 all-day
 
1:00 pm CJA Chapel
CJA Chapel
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
 
Mar
15
Mon
all-day B Week
B Week
Mar 15 – Mar 19 all-day
 

School Nurse

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Chicago Jesuit Academy’s nursing care extends well beyond the typical care found in most schools. Nurse Kiefer works to ensure each student has an up-to-date physical on file, has daily check-ins with students in need of dietary supplements, helps with nutritional interventions and works to address sleep hygiene issues. She also coordinates myriad partnerships, services and referrals for outside service providers.

During fall orientation, Nurse Kiefer and the social workers meet with families to create student wellness plans. Examples include plans to manage on-going illnesses such as asthma or diabetes.

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The nurse’s office also coordinates a mobile dental clinic each Spring in conjunction with the Children’s Clinic of the Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society. The dental clinic offers free, on-campus teeth cleanings and dental screenings. Similarly, CJA partners with Loyola University’s Mobile Medical Clinic to administer free on-site physicals and immunizations for rising 6th graders.

During COVID 19, Nurse Kiefer has been in contact with families, alumni, faculty and staff where needed to source medical services and even locate medical provisions like face masks. In addition, on March 17, CJA began a program of pastoral wellness calls. Each week, these calls served as an informal way to check in with CJA families and help connect them to the social services and support they needed, many of which were offered by CJA directly.