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.
In addition, students who do not have their physical submitted prior to the release of teacher assignments (grades K-5) or Material Pick Up Day (grades 6-12), will not receive their teacher assignment or schedule until it is submitted to the school office.
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.
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, 2012 will remain current for 395 days.
When to Keep Your Child Home
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.
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