From the Nurse's Office


Welcome to the nurse's office!

Our goal at Taylorville Elementary Schools are to provide a safe environment that promotes optimal health for all of our students and staff. Please help your child succeed by sending them to school well-rested, well-nourished and fever-free. Teach and encourage your child to maintain a clean body, clean hair, brush their teeth daily and always put on clean clothes in the morning. Personal hygiene is essential for good health and self-esteem. Promote regular, punctual attendance to help your child achieve his/her maximum learning potential. After seven unexcused absences per semester, a note from a physician is required. The same applies to any contagious illness or hospitalization which requires a physician's note stating that the child is well enough to return to school. Please contact or meet with the school nurse if your child has any special health problems (such as food or environmental allergies, seizures, diabetes, dietary concerns...) Individual health care plans will be developed by the school nurse to adapt to the student's special health needs, as well as share these concerns with appropriate staff members.

Illinois Department of Public Health requires the following:

If you are new to an Illinois school for the first time, you must provide an eye exam or waiver.

If you are entering kindergarten, you must have State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination (physical), proof of receiving 4 or more doses the last does received on or after 4th birthday of DPT, 3 or more doses last dose received after the 4th birthday of Polio, 2 doses of MMR, 2 doses of Varicella, a dental exam or waiver, and a vision exam or waiver. A lead test date with results in required. Your child may be excluded from school after October 15th for noncompliance.

Communication
Please help us in ensuring a healthy environment in which your child can flourish. Keep your child home when he/she is either sick or injured and notify the office with the reason for the absence. Logging specific illnesses assists the school nurse in tracking multiple illnesses in a classroom or group of students. Make sure that your home, work, and cell phone numbers are current and call the main office if any changes are made throughout the school year.
 
Medication
If your child needs to take any medication during the school day, a Medication Administration/Self-Administration Consent Form must be on file with the nurse. This is for all medication prescription and over-the-counter.
A link to this form appears at the bottom of this page.

Hearing and Vision Screening
Hearing and vision screening will be done on all students and all special education students by the nurse.  
The screenings are held during the fall semester.

Dental Health
Miles of Smiles will provide dental care to the students that qualify this will be done at some point during the school year. 
Permission forms will be sent home with your student.


Let's have a great year and remember, the single most effective prevention
              against the spread of germs and disease is hand washing!!

                                                                           
Click on the links below for further parent information: