School Nurse: Mrs. Nancy Kramer, R.N., B.S.N.
Nurse's Office Hours: 8:30am to 3:30pm
Nurse's Blog: Healthtalk
Our school nurse plays the major role as advocate for students and their families regarding health-related issues. Nurse Nancy’s role also includes being a resource for students, families and school personnel. She is a liaison between school, students/families, and community resources. Additionally, Nurse Nancy is responsible for health supervision during school hours, health instruction, community health responsibilities, assistance to students with disabilities, employee health, and reports.
All daily medicine must have paperwork signed by your doctor on file. You may download the medication form below.
Each year a parent or guardian may allow over-the-counter medicine to be given at school by checking and signing the bottom section of page 2 of the Emergency Medical Card. If the form is not signed, OTC medication will not be given for any reason.
Students may carry inhalers with the proper paperwork. Stop by or call the clinic.
Please notify the clinic of any medical changes in your student (i.e. surgery, major injuries, changes in medication, etc.) and maintain up-to-date address and phone number information with the registrar (847) 385 - 2011. If your student has surgery, please notify me. You will need to provide me with a doctor's release to return to school. Any doctor's note with medical information needs to be turned in to the clinic.
Please click here to see all medicals forms. All students need to have Emergency Medical Record completed. Other forms may also be required for your student, depending on their age, school activites taken and health concerns.
Download, fill out and submit medical forms required for your student to the Dayschool Office.
You must see the nurse because a permission form needs to be signed for ALL medication given, prescription or non-prescription.
Please wait for the nurse to arrive or go and drop your child off at their classroom and come back - this would be a good time to tell the teacher what time you want your child to see the nurse for medicine. The nurse cannot leave the Nurse’s Office to deliver medications and treatments. It is the student’s responsibility to come to the Nurse’s Office. “Reminder” stickers are available in the Nurse’s Office.
Please do not leave medicine at the School Office. The nurse will have questions for you that the office secretaries will not know to ask AND you need to sign permission forms.
Please do not give medication to the teacher or ask the teacher to give medication to your child for any reason. This is for safety and liability reasons.
In order to prevent medication errors: medication given at school must be sent in the original container from the pharmacy that includes original pharmacy label with doctor's name and instructions. Non-prescription medication must be sent in the original container as well. If you want to only send in the amount of medication that the child will need at school, please send it in the original container and you keep the unmarked containers for yourself. Any medication sent in a baggie or poured into other containers will not be given for any reason. For the same reason, all labels and containers must be in English or the medication cannot be given.
FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHER CHILDREN, PLEASE DO NOT put medication in your child’s lunchbox for them to take by themselves.
Good attendance at school is important in order for a child to do well. However, there will be times when your child is really too ill to attend. Either they are contagious to the other students or they feel so poorly that they would gain nothing from being at school. The following symptoms can help you determine whether your child should stay home.
Rather than exposing your child's classmates to infection, wait until 24-hour culture results are in before returning your student to school. If it is negative, and your child is fever free, you can always bring your child in late.
Following a diagnosis of conjunctivitis, the child may not return to school until after 24 hours AND the first dose of prescribed medication is administered.
If your child has repeated episodes of diarrhea and vomiting, accompanied by fever, a rash or general weakness, consult a doctor and keep your child out of school until the illness passes.
Students determined to have head lice infestation or the presence of adult lice or eggs (nits) are not permitted in school until there are no live lice detected or majority of the nits are gone. Please refer to Lice Information.
Children who have a temperature of 100 degrees or more do not belong in school. Any fever within the past 24 hours indicates the need to stay home. For example, at bedtime your youngster has a fever of 101 degrees but in the morning awakens with a temperature of 97.6. Keep your child home.
Fever is an important symptom; when it occurs along with a sore throat, an earache, nausea, listlessness, or a rash, your child may be carrying something very contagious. Most pediatricians advise parents to keep children home during the course of a fever and for an additional 24 hours after the fever has passed (without giving fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin).
Children with undiagnosed rashes are not allowed in school. A doctor should be consulted for a diagnosis. A doctor should see children with fever and rash.
A bad cough or cold symptoms can indicate a severe cold, bronchitis, flu or even pneumonia. Some children suffer one cold after another all winter long and a run-of-the- mill cold should not be a reason to miss school. However, if your child is not acting "right" or has difficulty breathing, it could be serious. Check with your pediatrician right away.
Should your child have symptoms of illness not mentioned here which may or may not be contagious, feel free to call the school nurse to run the symptoms by her when deciding whether to send your child to school, 847-385-2014.
PLEASE REMEMBER: A sick child cannot learn effectively and is unable to participate in classes in a meaningful way. Keeping a sick child home prevents the spread of illness in the school community and allows the child opportunity to rest and recover.