Nurse and Health Services
District 99 recognizes that an individual's education and growth is related to their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The Nurse's Office is fully staffed by a certified school nurse and a registered nurse are on duty in room A106. The nurses, under the School Code of Illinois, work closely with all staff, use the school health program to contribute significantly to the attainment of optimum health and safety so that the maximum educational potential of each student is reached.
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Our School Nurses promote the physical, mental, emotional and social well-being of students by providing the following comprehensive school health services as an adjunct to care provided by health care professionals and parents:
- Monitoring and assisting students with every day health issues as well as those with more challenging physical needs.
- Administering medications per District 99 School Policy and the Illinois State Board of Education's (ISBE) Recommended Guidelines for Medication Administration in School.
- Maintaining and monitoring student immunization and health records per the ISBE.
- Assigning elevator passes with written permission by a health care provider.
- Assessing special education students along with the Counseling and Student Support Services Alpha Team.
- Promoting awareness of health concerns to students and staff in accordance with HIPPA and FERPA regulations on a need to know basis, unless otherwise indicated by parents/guardians.
- Maintaining and monitoring physician's orders regarding mental, physical, or emotional conditions that may limit student participation in a class and/or extra-curricular activity.
- Vision & Hearing screening will be provided for children of mandated age/grade/groups each year. Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor. Your child is not required to undergo this vision screening 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 evaluation is on file at the school. This notice is not a permission to test and is not required to be returned. Vision screening is NOT an option. If a vision examination report is not on file at the school for your child, your child in the mandated age/grade/group will be screened. Please contact the school nurse if you do not want your child to participate in the vision screen program.
- A student with a medical condition (e.g. Asthma, Diabetes) should be known to the Nurse's Office prior to the student entering school.
- It is the parent's responsibility to notify the nurse and appropriate staff if their son/daughter ever experiences a mental, physical, or emotional condition that may limit them from full participation in a class and/or any extra-curricular activity. Parents should report such conditions, describe potential dangers, and specify the limitaions caused by such conditions.
- To provide for safe daily care and emergency procedures, such helath information gathered from health records will be sensitively shared with faculty and staff members with whom the student has contact, in accordance with HIPPA and FERPA regulations.
- Parents/Guardians should notify the Health Services Office of any changes in medical conditions or emergency contact information.