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

MOBILE CLINIC - MAY 2, 2024 (Register by April 26th.)

Attention Students:  The class of 2025 is required to bring proof of having the MCV-4 booster after their 16th birthday.  To help you meet this requirement we are hosting a Mobile Clinic on Thursday, May 2nd during school hours.  This clinic is open to all students who have either, no health insurance or state health insurance.  This clinic is also open to other students needing other vaccine boosters or physicals including sports physicals. Please have your parent/guardian call 708-585-1011 during school hours. The Deadline to register is Apr. 26th

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Mrs. Gretchen Hogan, School Nurse, RN, Bachelor of Science, PEL-CSN

Room 113
Phone:  (708) 585-1011
Fax:  (708) 585-1010


Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-3:30 PM

Welcome to the Thornton Fractional North Office of the School Nurse. 

The mission of the school nurse office: is to provide health care for illnesses 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 the school nurse of any medical changes that may arise for their students. Please continue to provide the school with accurate names and contact numbers for emergency contacts to guarantee the safety and well-being 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 the authority to exercise medical judgment in the best interest of the student in each 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.

Immunization Records

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.

PDF DocumentPhysicals & Immunizations Quick Reference Sheet