The state of Illinois requires physical examinations and immunizations for every child when they start school. Students must have a physical examination and their immunizations completed before their first day of school or they will be excluded until they have one.
Please be sure to let the nurse know if your child has any indications for needing emergency care. This can include asthma, severe allergic reactions, seizures, or other health concerns. Together you and the nurse can plan ahead for the best possible management of any health emergencies your child may experience. If your child may require emergency medication while at school, we ask that you comply with the District Medication guidelines.
IMPORTANT: For safety reasons, medication must be brought to school by an adult and may not be sent in the child’s backpack.
All families must complete an Allergy History form. This information will help us provide for allergy safety while at school. Even if your child has no allergies, we ask you complete the form and check the box that indicates no allergies. The form is available on the District website and at registration.
When your child is sick…
Consider keeping your child home if he/she has:
A fever of 100.4 degrees or higher
Been vomiting or has diarrhea
Redness in the white part of the eye, yellow
eye discharge or matted lashes
A rash, especially if it all over the body,
or is blistery, oozing or painful
Symptoms that prevent him/her from
participating in school, such as:
- Excessive tiredness or lack of appetite
- Productive coughing or sneezing
- Headache, body aches or earache
- Sore throat
- Frequent/urgent need to use the bathroom
- Keep your child home until his/her fever has been gone for 24 hours without medication.
Feel free to check with the school nurse if you have any questions. If your child becomes ill during school hours, parents will be called to pick up their child immediately. Please have alternate emergency numbers of friends and family who live in the area so they can pick up your child if you are unavailable.