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Monday thru Friday    

7:15am-3:40pm

Room#: C154

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630-782-6594

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Other Services Provided in the Health Services Office

Medication Care: Nurses

Vision and Hearing: Nurses

Physical Education Waivers: Secretary

Elevator Key Distribution: Secretary

Requests for copies of medical records/Secretary

News

3/11/16

 

February 2016

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

Re:  Immunization Requirements for the School Year 2016-2017:

 

Per the Illinois Department of Public Health, beginning with the school year 2015-16, any child entering the 12th grade shall show proof of having received 2 doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine prior to entering the 12th grade.  The first dose shall have been received on or after the 11th birthday and the 2nd dose shall have been received on or after their 16th birthday, at least eight weeks after the first dose.  If the first dose is administered when the child is 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required.

 

The requirements of this section also apply to children who transfer into Illinois child care or school programs, and to schools from other states, regardless of the age or grade level at which the child transfers.  

 

What does this mean to you and your student?  Your student may have already received the two doses of the meningococcal conjugate vaccination, but it has not been specified on their immunization form.  Please ask your doctor if your student has received the two meningococcal conjugate vaccinations and have them provide the dates they were given, along with a doctor’s signature.  If they have NOT received both doses, you are required to get this vaccination for your child.  Without the required proof of immunization, your child will be subject to exclusion in the fall of 2016, as described in the school code of Illinois and per Elmhurst District 205 procedure.  

 

Sincerely,

Pat Hatz,R.N., MSN, NCSN                                         

York High School Health Services                             

Elmhurst School District  #205                                           

 

Jennifer Conwell R.N., BSN,PEL-CSN

School Health Supervisor

Elmhurst School District #205
 

Please submit this form, or a valid immunization documentation record, verified by an M.D., by the first day of school August 15, 2016.

 

Student Name: __________________________________        

 ID # ___________________

Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine #1 Date _____________

                                                             #2 Date _____________

 

Physician Clinic Stamp and Signature: _________________________________________

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Hatz, Pat (630) 617-2435 School Nurse phatz@elmhurst205.org
Lerud, Pam (630) 617-2435 School Nurse
Patti, MaryAnn (630) 617-2438 Health Services Secretary

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Medication Care

**No medications will be administered without the   appropriate forms on file in our office**

Students in need of daily or "as needed" medication require Doctor's orders and permission forms on file.     This includes Tylenol, allergy, Midol, or any over the counter medication. Per school policy, students in possesion of any "drug" will be referred to the Deans office for disciplinary action.  

The medication forms are available above. Please note that there are forms for self-administration(EpiPens, or inhalers only), and for staff administration (everything else). Once the forms are completed and signed by both the Doctor and parent/guardian, the forms and medication(in its original bottle) must be brought into our office. The forms and medication are only kept for the current school year, and must be renewed yearly. All medications need to be picked up at the end of the school year or they will be destroyed. If you have questions please call one of  the school nurses.

Medical Records

If you are in need of copies of your student's records please contact our office secretary. If she is unavailable, leave a message/email with the following information:

  1. Student's name-please spell
  2. Student's id#
  3. The year that your student will graduate/has graduated-per the HIPPA act, any student over the age of 18 must request their files themselves-parents no longer have access
  4. Contact person's name and phone #
  5. How you would like to receive this information:
  • fax #:
  • email address
  • home address

This information is not available during the Summer break.

Health Services Mission

Health Services are available to all York students and staff for health counseling and immediate care for illnesses and accidents occurring during school hours.    All incoming freshman and new student physical forms are verified in our office for compliance with Illinois State laws.

Student Visit Policy

All students who come to the office for an illness or accident must have a pass from the class they are missing with the exception of an emergency. Students are not allowed to come in during the passing period. The only exception is during their lunch period. Each student is asked to sign in and then will see one of our nurses. The nurse will assess the student to determine the appropriate action to be taken. If the student is being released to go home, we must speak with a parent/guardian or an emergency contact; that has been designated by their parent.

Vision and Hearing

Illinois State law mandates that the following high school students be screened for vision and hearing on an annual basis: ALL SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS, NEW and TRANSFER STUDENTS.

The screening process is ongoing throughout the school year and is administered by a certified vision and hearing technician. Vision screening is not a substitute for regular professional examinations by an eye doctor. Your student is not required to undergo this vision screening if an optometrist or ophthalmologist has completed and signed a form indicating that an examination has been administered within the previous 12 months. We do require a copy of the evaluation to be on file at the school. This notice is not permission to test and is not required to be returned.  

Physical Education Waivers

Physician's orders for a student to be exempt from gym due to an accident or illness should be brought to our office secretary. Please do not turn them into their p.e. teacher, coach or counselor as this information should be maintained in the student's medical file. Parent notes are not accepted in our office, but should be shown directly to the p.e. teacher.

The Doctor's note needs to have a time frame (beginning and ending date), as we have different types of waivers. Once submitted, we will determine which waiver is best suited for your student. Please keep us updated to any changes.  We will send a reminder to your student when he/she needs to return to pe several days prior to the ending date. Please call our secretary with any questions or concerns.

Elevator Key Distribution

When a student has sustained an injury or illness that requires the use of the elevators, they can be obtained in our Secretary's office. Have your student bring in a Doctor or parent note with reason for this, then the key will be issued. There is a $10 deposit required at this time which will be reimbursed at the time the key is returned. If the key is lost or not returned your deposit will be used to purchase a replacement.