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If your student has a history of asthma, effective January 1, 2017, Illinois Public Act 099-0843 requires schools to request an Asthma Action Plan (AAP) from parents of students with asthma. The asthma action plan must be completed by a doctor, kept on file in the health office and updated annually. If you currently have an asthma action plan on file for your student, no further action is needed for this year. If your child has asthma and does not have an Asthma Action Plan, please provide a plan to the School Nurse at your student’s school. Asthma Action Plan forms can be found below.

CUSD 300 Asthma Emergency Response Protocol


      The purpose of this document is to provide assistance to a student experiencing asthma episode symptoms of  
                    wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and/or breathing difficulty.






  • Prescribed quick relief medication (inhalers). Many students self-carry their inhalers as allowed by Illinois law. If the asthma inhaler is not on the student, immediately summon a school staff member with access to the medication.
  • All equipment and supplies necessary for administration of asthma medication (spacer, nebulizer, etc.)
  • Student’s Asthma Action Plan (if available)


Condition 1

Asthma Episode
If a student exhibits any of the following signs such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, chest tightness or difficulty breathing...
  • Assess student for any asthma episode symptoms.
  • A student reporting the "need for my inhaler" should be given priority even in the absence of other symptoms.
  • Summon or notify the health office/school nurse of student's condition regardless of severity of symptoms and report findings.

Condition 2

Severe Asthma Episode
If the student has one or more of the following severe asthma episode symptoms:
  • Very fast or hard breathing
  • Nasal flaring
  • Skin retracting/sucking over child's neck, stomach, or ribs with breaths
  • Breathing difficulties so that they cannot walk or speak
  • Lips/nail beds appear blue
Do the following in this order:
  • Call 911 immediately
  • Call school Nurse if not already present
  • Call Parent/Guardian

Condition 3

Loss of Consciousness
If student appears to lose consciousness or an ability to participate in care/self-treatment
Call 911 immediately, if not already done

Condition 4

No Quick Relief Medication Available
If student has no quick relief medication...
Do the following in this order:
  • Call 911 immediately
  • Call school Nurse if not already present
  • Call Parent/Guardian

Condition 5

Quick Relief Medication Available
The Student has medication and the episode is not an emergency
Assess respiratory status
  • Give/assist with giving prescribed asthma quick relief medication (with delivery device) as authorized by the student's Asthma Action Plan / medical orders.
  • Stay calm, speak softly, staying with the student, observing for improvement.
  • Position student comfortably, indoors if possible.
  • Remove outerwear, if present; loosen restrictive clothing
  • Do not permit to lie down or fall asleep

Condition 6

If improves after quick relief medication is given..
Monitor student for 15-20 minutes then allow student to class and resume activity
  • Repeat quick relief medication every 10-20 minutes or as authorized in student's Asthma Action Plan, until help arrives or breathing improves.
  • Stay with student until care is transferred or student recovers.
  • Call parent/guardian or ensure that they are notified by someone.

Condition 7

No Improvement
If no improvement within 10 minutes of quick relief medication administration, if symptoms worsen, or if student develops any of the following symptoms:
  • Very fast or hard breathing
  • Nasal flaring
  • Skin retracting/sucking over child's neck, stomach, or ribs with breaths
  • Breathing difficulties so that they cannot walk or speak
  • Lips/nailbeds appear blue
Call 911 immediately

Condition 8

Recording Incidents
Record all incident information per district guidelines


 This document was prepared with modification from the recommended document prepared by the Illinois State of Education in collaboration with the American Lung Association, Illinois Asthma Partnership, Chicago Asthma Consortium, and Illinois Association of School Administrators in compliance with Public Act 99-0843.




         NEW Vaccine Information 

Requirement for School Entry

 Illinois Department of Public Health

School Year 2017-2018



Now is not too early to begin scheduling important physical and immunization appointments!  All students must be up-to-date with physical examination and immunization requirements and all forms must be turned into the School Health Office prior to August 1st to ensure students can begin school on the first day of attendance.  Students will not be able to attend school until all required health information is on file.


All students entering Early Childhood, Kindergarten, Sixth and Ninth grades are required to have a current physical examination completed on the approved Illinois Department of Public Heath Form.  A sport physical does not meet the requirement.   A current physical is one that was completed within one year of August 2017.  The parent portion on the upper back side of the form must be completed and signed.   All students must be up-to-date with the State of Illinois immunization requirements including the following: 

All students must be up-to- with all Illinois immunization requirement including the following:

All students entering kindergarten, first, second, third and grades six through twelve must show proof of receiving two doses of Varicella (chickenpox). 

All students entering sixth, seventh and eighth grade must show proof of receiving one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (meningitis).

All students entering twelfth grade must show proof of receiving two doses of Meningococcal vaccine (meningitis) unless the first dose was given after the age of 16, then only one dose is required.

All students entering grades six through twelve must show proof of receiving one dose of Tdap. 

Immunization dates can be viewed through the Parent Infinite Campus Portal.




All students entering kindergarten, second and sixth grades are required to have a dental examination.  Dental examinations are due by May15th of the year the student is enrolled in kindergarten, second or sixth grade. A current examination is one that was completed within 18 months of May 15th.



All students enrolling in a kindergarten program or enrolling for the first time in a public school shall submit proof of an eye examination completed within the previous year before October 15th of the school year.





Community Unit School District 300 takes seriously the health and safety of all students, staff and visitors who are on school premises.  All District Schools are equipped with Automated External Defibrillators (AED's) and each building has staff members that have been trained in the use of these devices.  Opportunities are also made available throughout the year for staff and coaches to receive Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and AED training.  CUSD 300 encourages staff, parents and students to become familiar with Hands Only CPR and the use of an AED.  Please view the short five minute video published by the Illinois School Health Association and endorsed by the Illinois State Board of Education, the American Heart Association and other community health agencies at the following link:



District Office
Phone: 847-551-8300
Fax: 847-551-8413
Community Unit School District 300

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Algonquin, IL 60102
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