Welcome to the Health Services web page! Minor first aid is given and students who become ill at school will have parents/guardians notified to arrange for the student to go home. Please be aware that per school board policy, no medication is dispensed in the health office unless the student has provided the medication and the required district permission forms are signed and in the Health Office. This includes over-the-counter medications such as cough drops, Tylenol, ibuprofen, sore throat lozenges, etc. For students who need to take medications at school, the required medication form is in the planner or can be downloaded here:
Child Health Examination Form (English)
Parent Release for Administration of Physician-Prescribed Medication
Consent Form for Physician-Prescribed Medication
Parents and Staff may be asking you about the Swine Flu headines
NASN Flu Resources: http://www.nasn.org/default.aspx?tabid=316
This link talks about the overall flu activity for the week: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/
Information about the Swine Flu Outbreak http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/investigation.htm
Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people. There are many things you can to do preventing getting and spreading influenza:
There are everyday actions people can take to stay healthy.
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
If you get sick, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
Students who require emergency medications at school, such as asthma inhalers, Epi-Pens, and insulin are allowed to carry that medication with them at school and self-administer the medication as needed. We do request that a completed medication form be kept on file in the student's health record for those medications but the students can carry them while the parent/guardian is obtaining the completed form. Please understand that school staff (including the school nurse) will be unable to assist the student in the administration of that medication unless the completed medication form is on file.
If a student has a life threatening food allergy, a parent/guardian may download the following form and send it to the health office if they wish to have more information on file regarding that food allergy.
"The following health information is provided by the Will County Health Department regarding diseases which occur most often during the spring and summer. Click on the links below to learn more about how you can protect yourself and your family."
Rabies - Spanish
Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI)
RWI - Spanish
West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus - Spanish
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