The health services office is open to students and staff between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m on a daily basis. The building nurses, under the Illinois School Code, work closely with all staff to support an environment that promotes health and safety and reflects the common goal for each student to reach their maximum educational potential.
- Monitoring and assisting students with everyday health issues, as well as those with more challenging physical needs
- Administering medications
- Maintaining and monitoring student immunization and health records
- Promoting awareness of health concerns to students and staff
- Completing and presenting health histories as part of case study evaluations
- Developing and maintaining healthcare plans for students who need special nursing interventions during the school day
- Collaborating with student support teams and 504 teams to address student health concerns
- Maintaining and monitoring physician's orders regarding mental, physical or emotional conditions that may limit student participation in a class/extra-curricular activity
- Processing physical education (PE) medical excuses
Vision and hearing screenings are provided annually to all students in special education programs, students transferring into the district who have not previously been screened, and students who have been referred by their classroom teacher. Vision screening is not a substitute if an optometrist or ophthalmologist has completed and signed a report form indicating that an examination has been administered within the previous 12 months and that an evaluation is on file at the school. Please contact the school nurse if you have questions regarding the vision and hearing screening program.