School Nurse


               2017- 2018 State of Illinois School Health Requirements  







Child Health Exam & Immunizations*

**Please bring with you at registration in August or turn in by the 1st day of School – physical must be dated within one year of the first day of school.

**Failure to comply with the state of Illinois regulations will result in exclusion from school.




All students at first entry




All Students







All Students

Dental Exam

(Due on or before May 15th of that school year and dated within 18 months of the deadline.)



All Students


All Students



All Students


Vision Exam

**Please bring with you to registration in August or turn in by the 1st day of School – must be dated within one year of the first day of school.




All Students





 ***New Requirements from the Illinois Department of Health regarding Religious Exemptions Parents who are requesting a religious exemption to immunizations or examinations MUST submit the ILLINOIS CERTIFICATE OF RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION TO REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS AND/OR EXAMINATIONS FORM. The form must be signed by the child’s parents AND the child’s health care provider responsible for performing the child’s health examination. A separate form must be used for each child. This form may NOT be used for personal or philosophical reasons. Illinois law does not allow for such exemptions.

Medication Administration at school:
***If there is a need for medication during school hours (this includes prescription, non-prescription, and over the counter medications, our school district requires that the medication authorization form signed by both the parent and the child's licensed prescriber must be on file in your child’s health record
 before we begin to give any medicine at school. This form must be completed in full and renewed at the beginning of each academic year.

You or a responsible adult whom you designate should deliver medications to the school in a pharmacy or manufacturer-labeled container. Please ask your pharmacy to provide separate bottles for school and home. No more than a thirty-day supply of the medicine should be delivered to the school.

***For any student with a diagnosis of Asthma, Diabetes, Seizure Disorder, or a Severe Allergy, we must have an Emergency Action Plan on file. Please be sure it has been reviewed and signed by your child's physician and submit to the school nurse by the 1st day of school.*** School Nurse: 
Melissa Nichols, BSN, RN
Hours: 8:00am-3:30pm 
Phone Number: 217-543-2109

Wishing you a wonderful, safe, and healthy summer!!