Annual Vision and/or Hearing Screenings are done at the following grade levels:
Separate Vision and/or Hearing Screenings may be done under the following circumstances:
Vision and/or Hearing will not be screened under the following circumstances:
Letters are mailed home to parents/guardians if any student does not pass the vision and/or hearing screening.
An annual Dental Screening and Sealant program is conducted by the DuPage County Health Department at each school. Prior to the start of the program, consent forms are sent home with all students.
The Health Office is responsible for reporting communicable diseases to the DuPage County Health Department, by state law. If a parent informs the Health Office that his or her child has a disease that is reportable, the nurse will be in contact with the parent to obtain additional information. Because this is a mandated reporting, parental permission for reporting the disease is not necessary. The Health Office at each school maintains a confidential list of at-risk and susceptible students so that their parents/guardians can be notified if a communicable disease is reported in that school. Parents of the at-risk students will be notified as soon as possible.
An action plan, completed by a child’s physician, must be submitted annually to the Health Office if a child is diagnosed with Epilepsy, Asthma, or a severe, life-threatening allergy. All forms available here.
A School Medication Authorization Form must be completed and submitted annually if a child requires medication to be at kept at school. The medication must be brought to school by a parent/guardian, and be counted in the Health Office with a staff member present. At the end of the school year, the medication must be picked up by a parent/guardian. All forms available here.
The Health Office provides the Return to Learn Protocol, Concussion Fact Sheet, and Graduated Return to Play Form to parents whenever a student suffers a head injury at school during an after-school sport or activity or is diagnosed with a concussion outside of school. In order for the child to return to school, the Return to Learn Protocol must be completed by a physician and given to the Health Office staff. Concussion Protocol documents can be found here.
Please contact the Health Office in your child’s school for more information.