CCSD21 health staff work in conjunction with school staff and families to promote optimal health and safety, thereby facilitating the educational process for all students. Our goal is to offer a safe and healthy learning environment for all students.
Student Illness or Injury
Ill or injured children will be given care until parents can be contacted and, if needed, pick up the student and care for him/her outside of school. Students are never to leave school without being signed out in the school office by a parent, legal guardian or designated adult.
Children should not be in school with:
- Fevers of 100.0°F or higher
- Undiagnosed rashes
- Sore, irritated eyes
- Vomiting, diarrhea or severe abdominal cramps
Students should be free of fever, vomiting, and/or diarrhea for 24 hours without the use of medication before returning to school.
With a higher than normal incidence of the flu during late fall 2019, parents received a letter outlining steps to help protect their children’s health and control the spread of this disease.
Required School Physicals
Certain exams are required in order for students to enroll in school. Medical professionals may provide their own form indicating that an exam has taken place, or the following forms can be submitted for completion.
- Preschool: Physical Exam
- Kindergarten: Physical, Dental and Vision Exams
- Second Grade: Dental Exam
- Sixth Grade: Physical and Dental Exam
- Seventh Grade: Physical Exam if participating in sports
- Eighth Grade: Physical Exam if participating in sports
Information and Forms
Each collapsible section below contains important information and forms. Click on the bold heading to expand the section. Please complete forms as requested by your school’s nurse and return completed forms to school with your child.
In January 2011, the Illinois State Board of Education enacted Public Act 96-0349, which requires school boards in Illinois to adopt policies promoting both the prevention and management of life-threatening allergic reactions. A copy of Community Consolidated School District 21’s manual, Procedures for Managing Life-Threatening Food Allergies in School, is available here or at your child’s school. In accordance with this policy, classroom snacks are limited to fruits, vegetables and hard cheese. If necessary, these snacks may be further limited in accordance with specific food allergies in a classroom. School District 21 does not allow food as a birthday treat at school.
Information and forms related to Asthma coming soon.
- Student Athlete Concussion Information Sheet and Parent/Guardian and Student Acknowledgement Form
- Hoja de información sobre las conmociones cerebrales en los estudiantes atletas y formulario de confirmación de padres/tutores y estudiantes
- Informacje o wstrząśnieniu mózgu dla uczniów uprawiających sport oraz formularz potwierdzenia dla rodziców/opiekunów i uczniów
- Информация о сотрясениях мозга для учеников-спортсменов и Лист ознакомления родителей/опекунов и учащихся
Information and forms related to Diabetes coming soon.
- Head Lice Information and Treatment Guidelines
- Información sobre Piojos de la Cabeza y Directrices para el Tratamiento
- Informacje o wszawicy i wytyczne dotyczące leczenia
- Информация и указания по лечению от головных вшей
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures. A seizure is a brief disruption of electrical activity in the brain. Epilepsy is sometimes called a “seizure disorder”.
Seizure Action Plan / Plan de Acción
Questionnaire for Parent of a Student with Seizures / Cuestionario para Padres de un Estudiante con Crisis