Nurse and Health Services
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.
South High School Health Services provides a range of services as an adjunct to care provided for students by parents and health professionals.
These services include:
- Monitoring and assisting students with every day health issues as well as those with more challenging physical needs.
- Administering medications.
- Maintaining and monitoring student immunization and health records.
- Assigning elevator passes.
- Assessing special education students along with PPS team.
- Promoting awareness of health concerns to students and staff.
- 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.
- It is the parent's responsibility to notify the nurse and counselor if their son/daughter ever experiences a mental, physical, or emotional condition that may limit them from full participation in a class and/or extra-curricular activity. Parents should report such conditions, describe potential dangers, and specify the limitaions caused by such conditions.