Health Services

Measles Information

Please see this memo from the McHenry County Department of Public Health containing helpful information about measles.

January 29, 2015

Measles Update and Guidance

The health program is designed primarily to maintain health and prevent serious disability or illness. Each school has a Registered Nurse on duty each school day in which children are in attendance.

Our overall goal is to ensure the health and well-being of all of our students.

We strive to achieve this goal by…

  • Providing basic first aid and emergency care to students and staff during school hours;
  • Assisting parents and students in monitoring and managing chronic illnesses such as diabetes, seizures, severe allergies, and asthma;
  • Managing and maintaining state mandated health records to ensure compliance with Illinois School Health Code;
  • Working collaboratively with the Health Department on monitoring and reporting concerns about, or symptoms of communicable diseases.

Additional Forms can be found on this page and also here.

Physicals and Immunizations

General Physicals: Illinois State Law requires children entering Kindergarten, grade 6 and grade 9 have a new complete physical examination performed with a copy of the exam on file with the Health Office before school begins or your student will not be allowed to begin school.

Mid-year transfer students will have 30 days from the enrollment date to have the following information submitted. All students who are new to Illinois schools also need a complete vision exam.

2015-2016 Health and Immunization Requirements

Sports Physicals: Students must have a current physical exam to participate in interscholastic sports. Students may NOT try out for a sport without a physical exam. The physical must have been performed within one year of the start of the specific sport.

All sports physicals submitted and dated after September 1, 2014 will remain current for 395 days.

Sports Physical Requirements

Authorization for Use or Disclosure of Student Health Information
General Physical Form
Sports Physical Form
Dental Exam Form
Vision Exam Form

When to Keep Your Child Home

Exclusion Information

Seasonal Flu Information
Parent Guide to the Flu

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Tdap FAQ’s
Pertussis Prevention

CDC Head Lice Fact Sheet
CDC Head Lice Treatment

Medication Policies and Action Plans

  • No medications or supplements can be given at school without a written doctor’s order, including over the counter medications such as Tylenol, Advil, Aleve, and cough drops!
  • Medications should only be given at school if they are essential to ensure a successful or safe day, including daily medications for focusing and attention, asthma, diabetes, seizures.
  • By school code, students are not allowed to carry any medications (prescription and/or non-prescription). If a student is found to have medication in their possession the medication will be confiscated and the student will be referred for disciplinary action.
  • The only exception to this rule are asthma medications and Epi-pens for severe allergies.
Medication Policies and Action Plans
Medication Policy - Prescription and Non-Prescription
Asthma Medication Policy
Asthma Action Plan
Asthma Self-Administration of Medication
Diabetes & Insulin Administration
Diabetic Healthcare Plan
Food Allergy Action Plan
Seizure Action Plan

Community Resources

Community Resources Information Sheet – English and Spanish

All Kids Insurance Program
Centers for Disease Control-Parent Information
Community Resource Phone Numbers
Low-Cost School Physicals, Sports Physicals and Immunizations
Low-Cost Immunization Clinics
McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) Programs & Qualifications
Medical Providers for Uninsured Children
McHenry County Crisis Program and Crisis Line
Poison Control of Illinois

Medical Links

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