Hall High School Nursing Office

Welcome to the Hall High School Nursing Office website.  This site will provide you with the most current school health information and requirements.  You can access school health forms in the menu on the right side of this page.  For students that require medication during the school day, including asthma inhalers and epinephrine auto-injectors, a consent form is also required (see Medication Requirements below). 

Upcoming Events

Concussion Testing for Winter Sports

Concussion testing for winter sports will be Thursday, 11/14/19 and Friday, 11/15/19 during 9th hour in the Chromebook Lab.  Students that are required to test will be emailed...

Thursday, 11/14/19:  Varsity Boys Basketball                                                                                                                                                Varsity/Sophomore/Freshmen Girls Basketball

Friday, 11/15/19:       Freshmen/Sophomore Boys Basketball                                                                                                                      Bowling




Meningitis Vaccination Requirements for Senior Students 

Starting in the 2015-2016 school year, the state of Illinois has mandated that all 6th grade students are required to provide proof of receiving one dose of the Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV), and all 12th grade students are required to provide proof of receiving two doses of the MCV.  12th grade students whose first dose of the MCV is administered on or after 16 years of age are only required to provide proof of receiving that one dose.  

This immunization is available at most physician offices, the St. Margaret's Midtown Health Center in Peru, the IVCH Care Today Clinic next to the Peru YMCA, the Hygienic Institute in LaSalle, the Bureau, Putnam, & Marshall County Health Department in Princeton, Walmart Pharmacy, Hy-Vee Pharmacy, CVS Pharmacy in the Peru Target and on Shooting Park Rd. in Peru, and Walgreens Pharmacy. 




Requirements for Students With Asthma
Illinois Public Act 099-0843 requires schools to request an Asthma Emergency Action Plan from those students who have asthma.  If provided to the school, this form will be kept on file in the nursing office, for reference in the event that the student's asthma becomes exacerbated.  For additional information please see the Hall High School Asthma Emergency Response Protocol.



Concussion Information
Head injuries are a common occurrence in school, and can be difficult to assess because symptoms often appear long after the injury occurs.  When a student suffers a head injury, the nurse will assess the student for symptoms of a concussion, and contact the student's parents/guardians.  A copy of the nurse's assessment will be sent home with the student, so they can take it with them when they follow-up with their healthcare provider.  Athletes who suffer a head injury in school can often follow-up with the athletic trainer after school, based on availability.  If  the student is displaying severe concussion symptoms following the injury, it is recommended that the student leave school and be taken for evaluation by their healthcare provider immediately. Once an official concussion diagnosis is made,  the protocol based on the Hall High School Concussion Policy will be followed.  For additional information, please see the HHS Heads Concussion Fact Sheet.

Concussion Baseline Testing
ALL students that plan on participating in ANY sport must first complete baseline concussion testing.  This testing is held at the school, and is mandatory every two years, per IHSA regulations.   Baseline testing is used as comparison in the event that a concussion occurs, as it will be repeated post-injury.  This helps the physician and/or athletic trainer determine both the severity and progression of healing of the concussion.  There is no cost for baseline or post-injury testing, and students will not be allowed to practice or play until baseline testing is completed.  Testing for fall sports will take place for incoming Juniors at the end of their Sophomore year, and for incoming Freshmen prior to the beginning of their Freshmen year. Testing for winter and spring sports will take place for all students during school-usually about 1 month before practices begin, during homeroom period.  Dates and times will be posted on this site, as well as in the Daily Announcements.  

Student Health Requirements



All Students: Immunization Records

All students must submit an updated immunization record that provides proof of receiving all vaccines required by the State of Illinois for the current school year.  As these often change from year to year, an updated list of the immunization requirements for each grade level for the current year can be found on the School Nurse Site.  If a medical condition prevents you from receiving these vaccines, you must turn in a letter of medical exemption signed by your physician.  If you do not receive vaccines due to religious beliefs, you must turn in the Illinois Certificate of Religious Exemption Form signed by your physician.  These forms must be submitted with the rest of your registration paperwork.  Any student not in compliance with this requirement will be excluded from school per State of Illinois regulations. 

 

Immunization Requirements for the 2019-2020 School Year



Freshmen Students: Physical Examinations

All incoming freshmen students must have a State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health Exam dated from the current school year.  School physicals fulfill the requirements for sports for freshmen-a separate sports physical is not required.  This form must be submitted with the rest of your registration paperwork or by the first day of practice if you are participating in a fall sport.  Any student not in compliance with this requirement will be excluded from school per State of Illinois regulations.

 

Sophomore, Junior, & Senior Students: Physical Examinations

All sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are planning on participating in a sport, must turn in the IHSA Pre-Participation Examination.  Sports physicals must be dated for the current school year, and are only valid for one year from this date.  This form must be completed and turned in by the first day of practice for the sport that you are participating in.  Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors who are not participating in a sport do not need to turn in any physical examination form.   

  

Transfer Students: Physical Examinations

All students transferring to District 502 from another school in Illinois must submit the State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health Exam from their freshmen year and must provide proof of receiving the immunizations required by the State of Illinois for the current school year.  Any transfer student who submits their school physical from their freshmen year and is planning on participating in a sport, must have an IHSA Pre-participation Examination dated from the current school year.  All students transferring to District 502 from another state must have a State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health Exam dated from the current school year and must provide proof of receiving the immunizations required by the State of Illinois for the current school year.  School physicals dated from the current school year fulfill the requirements for sports for the current year-a separate sports physical is not required.  This form must be submitted with the rest of your registration paperwork or by the first day of practice if you are participating in a fall sport.  Any student not in compliance with this requirement will be excluded from school per State of Illinois regulations. 



Medication Requirements


Prescription Medication

Administration of any prescription medication to a student during school hours must be listed on the Prescription Medication Consent form, which must be signed by a physician and a parent/guardian.  The medication needs to be brought to the school nurse in its original packaging, and will be kept in a locked location in the nursing office.  Students are allowed to carry and self-administer Epi-Pens, asthma inhalers, and other prescription medication deemed necessary by a licensed health care provider, with the appropriate completed consent forms.  All medication forms are only valid for the current school year, and will need to be renewed each subsequent year.  Any medication not picked up in the nursing office at the end of the year, will be properly disposed of per State of Illinois regulations.


Over-the-Counter Medication

Administration of any over-the-counter medication to a student during school hours must be listed on the Over-the-Counter Medication Consent form, which must be signed by a physician and a parent/guardian.  The medication needs to be brought to the school nurse in its original packaging, and will be kept in a locked location in the nursing office.  All medication forms are only valid for the current school year, and will need to be renewed each subsequent year. Any medication not picked up in the nursing office at the end of the year, will be properly disposed of per State of Illinois regulations.