When Your Child is SickFor your child to return to school they need to:
- Be free of fever (less than 100 degrees F) for at least 24 hours without use of medication.
- Have no vomiting for 24 hours after last occurrence, without use of medication, and the child is able to hold down fluids and food.
- Have no diarrhea for 24 hours after last occurrence, without use of medication.
- If diagnosed with pink eye or strep throat, the child must remain at home for 24 hours after treatment begins.
- Unidentified rashes should be seen by a doctor and determined to be non- contagious before returning to school.
Reporting an AbsenceWhen calling school to report your child’s absence, please communicate the following information:
- Does your child have a flu-like illness defined as fever (100 degrees F or higher) and a cough and/or sore throat in the absence of a known cause other than the flu?
- If your child does not have flu-like symptoms, please communicate the symptoms that your child is experiencing.
- If your child has a contagious disease, such as strep, pink eye, pneumonia, etc. please state so when leaving the message. Thank you for your assistance and cooperation!
- 2018-19 Health Requirements Information
- 2018-19 Health Requirements Information - Spanish
- Childhood Immunizations: CDC Information for Parents
- Required Immunizations: DuPage Health Department Resources for Parents
- Required Immunizations for School: Illinois State Law
Allergy and Asthma Information
- Allergy Action Plan
- Asthma Action Plan
- D181 Food Allergy Management Plan
- D181 Food Allergy Management Plan: Parent Information & Overview
- D181 Individualized Health Care Plan
Influenza: October-May according to the CDC is considered “Flu Season”.
Prevention: Keep your child home when they are ill; advise your child to cover their cough/sneeze, encourage frequent hand washing, especially before meals. Make sure to get an annual flu shot. According to the CDC, the best way to prevent flu is to get vaccinated. Most insurance companies now cover flu shots, however, if you do not have coverage, contact the DuPage County Health Department at (630) 682-7400 for providers offering affordable flu vaccinations.
Signs and Symptoms:
- sore throat
- runny or stuffy nose
- body aches
- sometimes diarrhea and vomiting
*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.
Transmission: Flu virus is spread by respiratory droplets when someone who is ill is talking, sneezes or coughs. It can be contracted from close contact, or sharing utensils, and less often, from surfaces that are contaminated by droplets and then a person transfers these to their eyes, nose or mouth.
- Concussion Fact Sheet - English
- Concussion Fact Sheet - Spanish
- Return to Learn and Return to Play Protocols
Medication During School Hours
- Medication Authorization Form
Students requiring medications during school hours, please have physician complete the above form.
- Parents should regularly check their children for evidence of head lice and provide immediate treatment if head lice are detected.
- If a child has evidence of head lice the school should be informed.
- Contact the school if you are not sure your child has head lice and you need an opinion. Active head lice should be treated with a pediculicide shampoo and combing.
- Following treatment or manual removal of head lice, the school nurse may check the child for live lice only with parental consent.