Health Services

 The following information is an important part of the way we work to care for your child. If your child has any health or medical issues, please share this information so that we can safely care for them at school.  If your child becomes ill or is seriously injured during school, every effort will be made to contact you or your emergency contact that you designated on your child's emergency form.  If we are unable to reach you in a medical emergency, 911 will be called.  

Sixth Grade Health Requirements: 
  • Proof of a physical examination, including health history completed by the parent within 12 months of the 1st day of school.
  • Proof of required immunizations per Illinois School Code.
  • Proof of dental examination.
These forms can be brought into the school, emailed or faxed to the school nurse:
 ebell@sd44.org  /  Fax:  630-620-3791    

Transfer Students:
  • All new students require proof of health examination by the first day of school and proof of required immunizations per Illinois School code within 30 days of the first day of school.
  • Any student entering an Illinois school for the first time shall present proof of an eye examination.

Immunizations:  All immunizations must be current according to the requirement of the Illinois School Code.  The immunization record is part of the physical but if your child's is separate, you can email or fax it to the school nurse.

       

  • Illinois exemptions - State Exemption Information:  The student's parents/guardians submit a certificate of religious exemption signed by the student's health care provider.  For a medical exemption, the student's physician provides written verification of the medical issue requiring the exemption. 
Dental Examination:  Students in sixth grade must present proof of having been examined by a licensed dentist or a waiver within 18 months of May 15th of that school year.


Sports Physical:  Students must have a current sports physical to participate in interscholastic sports.  The physical must have been performed within one year of the start of the specific sport and must be turned in before tryouts.

Medication:  A school medication permission form must be completed by both physician and parent/guardian, and is necessary for prescribed and over the counter medication that is to be given to a child during school hours.  Some medications also require a care plan and they are listed below.
  • Medication must be brought to school in the original pharmaceutical container.
  • Over the counter medication must be brought in its original unopened container.
  • We Will Not administer any  medication sent to school in baggies, envelopes, etc...
  • The parent MUST report immediately any changes in prescription or dosage. 
  • New doctor's orders must be obtained for each change.
  • Medication permission must be renewed at the beginning of each school year.
Medication at the End of the YearALL Medication must be picked up by a parent or guardian including inhalers unless the doctor and parent has specified that the student may self carry the medication.  
  • Any medication that is not picked up by the last day of school will be disposed of.               


Self Carrying Medication
:
  All medication is stored in the Health Office.  If your child will carry and self administer his/her inhaler, their physician must specify this on the medication permission form and as parent or guardian you initial the line giving permission for your child to self carry.

Cough Drops at SchoolYour child may bring cough drops to school with written permission from a parent/guardian.

Care Plans:  Please have your child's physician complete a care plan if your child has one of the following diagnoses.


 Health Resources:  Please call the Health Office if you are looking for any additional health resources. 

Physical Education Excuse:  If your child is unable to participate in PE for any reason, an excuse may be written by a parent for up to two days.  If more time is needed, a doctor's excuse is required.   

Dealing With Injuries at School:  If your child's injury requires the use of crutches or any special instructions, such as extra time between classes, please have your doctor specify this on his care instructions.

Concussions: Information regarding concussions may be found in our concussion management handbook at the following link:   

http://sd44.edlioschool.com/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=435502&type=d&pREC_ID=947831                                                              

The Glenn Westlake Health Office Staff is committed to taking the best care possible of your child.  Please be sure that we have a phone number to reach someone that is available to pick up your child in case of illness or injury.   Please keep us aware of any health concerns that your child has. 



Eileen Bell
School Nurse
630-827-4512
 
Eileen has been a school nurse in District 44 since 2005. Prior to that, she worked at Northwestern Memorial, Lurie Children's and Rush. She graduated from Rush University with a BSN and also has a degree in Education from St. Norbert College.
       


     
Cheryl Curtis
Health Assistant
630-827-4601
Cheryl has been the health assistant for Glenn Westlake since 2007.  She has a BS in Business Administration with a minor in Business management.