Health Form Deadline – October 15:
Required health/immunization records must be submitted to your school nurse prior to October 15 of each year. Students who are not in compliance are excluded from school, per the Illinois School Code until records are complete and submitted. Medical forms can be submitted during open registration days, or to the District Office over the summer.
Parents should keep a child home when these symptoms are present:
● Fever (within the last 24 hours of 100 degrees or more)
● Nausea or vomiting
● Skin rash or sores
● Reddened, swollen, or watery eyes
● Red or swollen joints
● Excessive coughing or sneezing
● Sore throat
● Headache or earache
Children should be kept home for 24 hours after an elevated temperature has returned to normal without fever reducing medication. Parents are asked to keep their child home for 24 hours after vomiting or diarrhea as well. If any of these symptoms persist, please contact a qualified physician. Any students not attending school during the school day may not attend special school events (including holiday parties) or after school activities.
Parents will be informed by email or letter if/when exposure to a contagious illness is known. Parents can help curtail the possibilities of epidemics by daily inspection of their own children. Because of the contagious nature of many illnesses, please consider the child’s physical complaints before leaving or sending a child to school. If a child displays any symptoms of illness, parents will be contacted and expected to arrange for the student to be picked up. Sick children cannot remain in school.
If your child is on an antibiotic, he/she may not return to school unless they have been on medication for a 24-hour period as well as fever free for 24 hours.
Check out our list of healthcare providers under Local Clinics in the column to the left for a few available options. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement, but rather this is provided as a resource. If you need assistance, please contact your school nurse.