Health Services

Health Services


11/14/18 Update:
Dear Parents,
There has been an isolated case of impetigo reported in grade 8.This is a  Group Strep A bacterium found in the human throat and on the skin. Impetigo is a mild skin infection which is contagious and is accompanied by open, draining sores. It can be spread by direct contact or secretions.The time from exposure to illness is one day to three days generally.Treatment is antibiotics prescribed by a MD.The student should remain home at least 24 hours.Please refer to links below for further details and notify the office if your child is diagnosed with this strep infection as early reporting can help prevent the spread of Streptococcal infections.


Back to school notice:
8/30/18
-Please turn in to the health office any allergy or medications for your child along with the Medication Authorization Form/Allergy action plan.
- Students in Grade 6 must have an Illinois Certificate of Examination Form (Physical) dated after August 22,2017 turned in the the Health Office before October 15,2018 as required by Illinois state law.

-Please call me with any questions or concerns 847-881-9455.
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Grade Level Medical Requirements 2018-2019
Certificate of Child Health Examination forms are required for sports (grades 6-8). Please note that if your child is in 5th grade he is eligible to participate in a spring sport (track and field) and will need a valid Certificate of Child Health Examination form dated within the last year which must run through the entirety of the sport. This form is required before practice may begin and applies to all athletes who will be participating in an extra curricular sport. For information regarding State of Illinois mandated Certificate of Child Health Examination forms, dental, and vision requirements, please click on Health Forms by grade level linked on the right. Please complete the Concussion Information Form requiring parent signatures for all students grade 4-8. Students in grades 5-8 are asked to sign along with the parent and return to the nurse. Please contact the school nurse if your child has an allergy, allergy action plan, or requires special accommodations.

Exemptions
Objections of Parent or Legal Guardian (IL Certificate of Religious Exemption Form must be completed)
Parent or legal guardian of a student may object to health examinations,immunizations, vision and hearing screening tests, and dental health examinations for their children on religious grounds. If a religious objection is made, please read and fill out the IL Certificate of Religious Exemptions Form. General philosophical or moral reluctance to allow physical examinations, immunizations, vision and hearing screening, and dental examinations will not provide a sufficient basis for an exception to statutory requirements. The local school authority is responsible for determining whether the written statement constitutes a valid religious objection.

Medical Objection
Any medical objection to an immunization must be:

  1. Made by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches indicating what the medical condition is.
  2. Endorsed and signed by the physician on the certificate of child health Medical Objection examination and placed on file in the child's permanent record. Should the condition of the child later permit immunization, this requirement will then have to be met.
Accidents
In the event of an accident, the school nurse will be contacted. If the nurse is not immediately available, the injured student will not be moved until examined by an adult trained in first aid. It will be the school nurse's responsibility to determine, the need for further medical assistance. In the event that additional emergency medical aid is needed, paramedics will be called. If possible, the parent will be consulted prior to this action. A report of accident or injury form will be completed and placed on file with the school nurse.School District 29 has purchased Student Accident Insurance Coverage on each child's behalf.
This program provides student coverage for injuries incurred while participating in school-sponsored and/or supervised activities,including athletics. Aside from the school-sponsored coverage provided by District 29, the program administrator also offers 24-hour unlimited Dental Accident coverage and also 24-hour coverage providing protection during vacations and weekends. Brochures and applications outlining these programs are available in the school office. 

Please call or email me if you have any questions or concerns.
Linda Curry RN, PEL
847-881-9455
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