District 215 is requesting an ASTHMA ACTION PLAN on students with asthma. Feel free to use the attachment or provide us with an action plan from your student's physician.
Monthly News from the Nurse, Gretchen Hogan, RN
See this informative article from Allergy & Asthma Today ® Volume 16, Issue 2 ® Fall/Winter 2018 and the AllergyAsthmaNetwork.org titled More Than Words: Helping teens with food allergies gain confidence in social situations
By Erin Malawer.
Mrs. Gretchen Hogan, School Nurse, RN, Bachelor of Science, PEL-CSN
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-3:30 PM
Welcome to the Thornton Fractional North Office of the School Nurse.
Mission of school nurse office: to provide health care for illness and injuries that occur during the school day and work collaboratively with school administration/staff, health care practitioners, local EMS, and parents/guardians to provide for the safety and welfare of our students.
Illinois State School Code requires that all students have a current physical and complete immunization record.
Parents/guardians should inform school nurse of any medical changes that may arise for their students. Please continue to provide school with accurate names and contact numbers for emergency contacts to guarantee the safety and wellbeing of our students.
The school nurse will administer medication when the appropriate medication form and properly contained medication is supplied and stored in the nurse's office. The school nurse retains authority to exercise medical judgment in the best interest of the student in each individual case. The school district retains the right to reject requests for the administration of medication.
Vision and hearing screening will be provided annually for all new students, special education students, and any students referred by their teachers. Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision examination by an eye doctor. Your child is not required to undergo vision screening if an optometrist or ophthalmologist has completed and signed a report indicating that an eye examination has been administered within the previous 12 months.
Students with suspected communicable diseases will be sent home and will be required to have a health care provider statement for school readmission.
A health care provider statement is required and shall be appropriately updated when a student cannot take part in the regular physical education program or when any school accommodations are medically needed.
Please see the school nurse to pick up any student's unused medication before the end of each school year. This includes emergency medications, such as inhalers and EpiPens. Medications will not be returned to students. All medication that is NOT picked up will be disposed of according to school policy.
Colleges and universities, as well as some employers, may require immunization records for enrollment or employment. For these immunization records during the school year, feel free to contact the school nurse, Mrs. Gretchen Hogan, at 708-585-1011. During the summer, you may contact the Guidance Office at 708-585-1008.
Student Physical Form (English)
Student Physical Form (Spanish)