English Language Learners (ELL)
D181 English Language Learners Board of Education Policy
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- Administration of Medication
- Concussion Policy
- CPR Training
- Health Records
- Vaccination Requirement
- Vision and Hearing Screenings
Administration of Medication
Administering medication to students remains the responsibility of parents and should, if at all possible, be given at home. Any pupil required to take medication during the regular school day must comply with the following:
- All medications must have written orders from a physician detailing the name of the drug, dosage, and time interval. These orders must be renewed annually.
- The parent / guardian must complete the school district’s form requesting that the school comply with the physician’s orders.
- Medication must be brought to school in a container appropriately labeled by the pharmacy or the physician.
The Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act supports the health and safety of all students. Preventing concussions as well as supporting students recovering from concussions is an integral part of this new law. Supporting a student recovering from a concussion requires a collaborative approach among school professionals, health care providers and parents. This approach includes return to learn and return to play protocols. Please access the Resources tab for details on District 181's Concussion Policy.
In August 2013, Public Act 098-0305 took effect. This act requires the IHSA to be given a CPR training video to post on its website so that staff at IHSA members schools can watch it. The act also indicates school districts shall notify parents and encourage them to view the video, too.
The following is a video of the act on the General Assembly’s website.
Illinois State Law requires each public school student to present proof of physical examination and immunization on entering school in kindergarten or 1st grade, transferring to a new school, and in 6th grade. The Department of Public Health requires evidence of immunity against poliomyelitis, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, measles (rubeola), rubella (German or three-day measles), mumps, chicken pox, and hepatitis B.
Community Consolidated School District 181 will exclude children on the first day of school until such time as proof of physical examinations and immunizations are presented. If there are objections on religious grounds, a signed statement detailing the grounds for objections is required. If the physical condition of a child precludes immunizations on medical grounds, the examining physician must indicate the reasons.
Illinois State Law requires each public student to present proof of dental exam by May 15 of each school year, at the kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grade levels.Vision Exam
Illinois State Law requires eye exams within one year prior to entering kindergarten starting in the fall and for students entering a school in Illinois for the first time. Proof of the required vision examination by an optometrist or ophthalmologist must be submitted by October 15 of each school year.Physical Exams, Interscholastic Athletics
The Illinois State Board of Education requires all students who participate in interscholastic athletics to have an annual physical examination. The proper form must be completed and returned prior to the first day of the activity.
All STUDENTS entering 6th grade are required to receive the Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine, MCV4, MPSV4 or other variants.
Sixth grade students must receive 1 dose of MCV4 at 10 years of age or older for entry into 6th grade. Evidence of receiving 1 dose of MCV4 should be documented on the State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination form with all other immunizations mandated for 6th grade entry.
Vision and Hearing Screenings
School health personnel perform vision and hearing screening of students. The parents of a child may request a screening at any time. Vision screening will be done, as mandated, for preschool, kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 8th grade students; special education students; teacher referrals; and new students. Hearing screening will be done, as mandated, for preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students; special education students; teacher referrals; and new students.Screenings & Required Exams
Vision and hearing screenings are not substitutes for a complete eye and ear examination by an appropriate doctor. Your child will not be required to undergo this vision screening if an optometrist or ophthalmologist has completed and signed a report form indicating that an examination has been administered within the previous 12 months and that an evaluation is on file at the school.
Your child will not be required to undergo this hearing screening if an audiologist has completed and signed a report form indicating that an examination has been administered within the previous 12 months and that evaluation is on file at the school. This notice is not a permission to test and is not required to be returned.
Vision and hearing screening is not an option. If a vision or hearing examination report is not on file at the school for your child, your child in the mandated age, grade, or group will be screened.
If you are homeless and in need of assistance, please refer to the resources listed below. If additional help is needed, please contact your school Social Worker.
- Cook County Alliance to End Homelessness
DuPage County Community Services
- DuPage PADS
- Homeless Information for Parents
- Homeless Information for Students
- National Association of Education of Homeless Children and Youth
- National Center for Homeless Education at the SERVE Center
- National Center on Family Homelessness
National Coalition for the Homeless
- Homelessness in the US: Sleep Study & Accommodation Directory