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.
District 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)
The document below 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.
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Requirement for School Entry Illinois Department of Public Health School Year 2019-2020
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.
Important Health Requirements 2019-2020
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 2019. 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 entering sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth grade must show proof of receiving one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (meningitis).
- All students entering twelfth grade must show proof of receiving one dose of Meningococcal after the age of 16.
- 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.
Dental Examination Requirement
All students entering kindergarten, second, sixth, and ninth grades are required to have a dental examination. Dental examinations are due by May 15th 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.
Eye Examination Requirement
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.
Hands Only CPR
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. District 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 by clicking here.
Head Lice Information
Health Care Plans
Physical Examination-Immunization Forms
Screening Frequently Asked Question's
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