There is a health office at every school staffed by an RN who is available to provide needed first aid, administer daily physician-prescribed medication, and support student health plans. Lead nurse, Mary Phelps, 847-948-5151 x 1157, oversees all health services.
When to Send Your Child Back to School
As if it weren’t difficult enough to figure out when to keep a child home from school, parents often find it equally hard to tell when it’s time to send their child back to school. Here are a few basic guidelines:
- Your child no longer exhibits signs of pain or illness.
- Your child is fever free for at least 24 hours. (100 F)
- Your child is sleeping well and appears energetic.
- Bodily functions have returned to normal.
- If antibiotics have been prescribed, your child needs to be on the medication for at least 24 hours or longer before returning to school. Be sure to follow the doctors’ recommendations for school participation and turn in notes if there are any restrictions on activity.
- The “runny nose” has diminished to the sniffles, easily controlled with wiping and the mucous is clear.
- Your child’s cough is infrequent and non-productive.
- Your child is eating, playing and pretty much back to normal.
Hearing & Vision Screening
During the school year, District 109 students may have their hearing and vision screened by school health personnel. Parents will be notified if results require a follow-up visit with an outside healthcare professional.
Health Information Updates
Concussions and Head Injuries update.
Effective September 1, 2016, students who have been diagnosed with a concussion will need two forms before returning.
2. A form from the health care provider detailing specific school recommendations & symptoms. This SAMPLE FORM can be used or physicians may use their own form.
Lice Policy Update 2016.
Effective with the return to school on January 5th, 2016, school nurses will no longer be performing lice screenings. If multiple cases are reported in a particular grade or classroom, a health alert will be sent to families.
Health Forms and Documents
For Staff: CPR and AED Tutorials
District 109 encourages parents and staff to understand how to perform hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation and to use an automated external defibrillators. We offer the following tutorials on CPR and AED use: