School NurseSchool Nurse(es)

SCHOOL NURSE – Tracy A. Christensen, MS, RN, NCSN, CDE, BC-ADM


School Requirements


Physical Exam:
 The Illinois School Code requires that children entering preschool, kindergarten (or first grade if kindergarten was not attended) and sixth grade must have had a physical exam within one year prior to starting that grade level. Students of any age transferring from a school outside Illinois must also have had a physical within the last year.

Illinois Proof of Physical Form


Sports Exam: Students must have a current physical exam to participate in interscholastic and contact intramural sports. Students may NOT try out for a sport without a physical exam. The physical must have been performed within one year of the start of the specific sport.

Interscholastic Sports Agreement Form


Immunizations: All immunizations must be current according to the requirements of the Illinois School Code. Students who fail to comply will be excluded from school.

Immunization Requirements


Dental Exam: Students in kindergarten, second and sixth grade must have had a dental examwithin 18 months of May 15 of that school year.

Dental Exam Form


Eye Exam: All children enrolling in kindergarten, or entering the Illinois school system for the first time must provide the school by Oct. 15 with proof an eye examination.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS WITH ASTHMA

Students who have asthma and desire to carry their inhaler in school for self-administration need to follow several steps:

  1. Have their “Asthma Medication Authorization Form” on file at school.
  2. Have a Pharmacy prescription label attached to inhaler.
  3. Make sure the date on the inhaler is not expired.

If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse.


Medication at School

State guidelines require any student taking a prescription or over the counter drugs (aspirin, Tylenol, cough syrups, antihistamines, etc.) at school must have a Medications Guidelines form signed by his/her doctor. Verbal permission from parents will not be allowed, nor will parents’ notes. These forms are available in the nurse’s office and should be returned there upon completion by the doctor. Students needing to take antibiotics at school will also need a doctor’s note. Obtain these from your doctor when he/she gives you the prescription. If you have any questions, please call the school nurse.


SCHOOL NURSE – Tracy A. Christensen, MS, RN, NCSN, CDE, BC-ADM


School Requirements


Physical Exam:
 The Illinois School Code requires that children entering preschool, kindergarten (or first grade if kindergarten was not attended) and sixth grade must have had a physical exam within one year prior to starting that grade level. Students of any age transferring from a school outside Illinois must also have had a physical within the last year.

Illinois Proof of Physical Form


Sports Exam: Students must have a current physical exam to participate in interscholastic and contact intramural sports. Students may NOT try out for a sport without a physical exam. The physical must have been performed within one year of the start of the specific sport.

Interscholastic Sports Agreement Form


Immunizations: All immunizations must be current according to the requirements of the Illinois School Code. Students who fail to comply will be excluded from school.

Immunization Requirements


Dental Exam: Students in kindergarten, second and sixth grade must have had a dental examwithin 18 months of May 15 of that school year.

Dental Exam Form


Eye Exam: All children enrolling in kindergarten, or entering the Illinois school system for the first time must provide the school by Oct. 15 with proof an eye examination.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS WITH ASTHMA

Students who have asthma and desire to carry their inhaler in school for self-administration need to follow several steps:

  1. Have their “Asthma Medication Authorization Form” on file at school.
  2. Have a Pharmacy prescription label attached to inhaler.
  3. Make sure the date on the inhaler is not expired.

If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse.


Medication at School

State guidelines require any student taking a prescription or over the counter drugs (aspirin, Tylenol, cough syrups, antihistamines, etc.) at school must have a Medications Guidelines form signed by his/her doctor. Verbal permission from parents will not be allowed, nor will parents’ notes. These forms are available in the nurse’s office and should be returned there upon completion by the doctor. Students needing to take antibiotics at school will also need a doctor’s note. Obtain these from your doctor when he/she gives you the prescription. If you have any questions, please call the school nurse.


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