District 203 Health Service Philosophy
School Health Services recognize that an individual’s education and growth is related to their physical, mental and emotional well-being.
District 203 believes:
- Each individual is valuable and the development of his/her potential is the first responsibility of education.
- The acquisition of skills necessary to maintain a healthy state is a cardinal component of education.
- An effective school health program requires the cooperative involvement of family, school, community agencies, and medical disciplines.
- School Health Services provides a unique contribution to the development of concepts of wellness in students, families, and community.
- A maturing student should be able to face social situations and life problems with increasing judgment as to his/ her role and acceptance of it. Recognition of health issues should be fostered as a civic responsibility.
Call Your Child In Sick
If your child is taken ill, please call the Health Office at (630) 420-6334 before the start of the school day. If your child has not arrived at school and no absence has been reported, the Health Office will be trying to contact you at home, work , or through emergency numbers to make sure your child is safe.
All medicine must be given through the Health Office. It is not safe for your child or for other children to have medicine sent in lunch boxes or pockets. The school can not give medicine, prescription or over the counter, unless we have a signed medication permission form from your child's doctor.Medicine should be brought to school in the original prescription bottle (pharmacies will give an extra one when asked), or in the container in which it was purchased. It should be clearly marked with the student's name and dosage to be given.
Physical exam forms for students are available at the district or your school's Health Office (630-420-6334). It is mandated by the Illinois Department of Public Health that all students entering Preschool, Kindergarten, Sixth, Ninth grades, and all transfer students will have a physical exam done within one (1) year prior to entry. Low-Cost/Free Clinics may be available, contact the Heath Office for information.
Dressing for Recess
Outdoor recess is held daily unless there is significant rainfall or the temperature/wind chill is at 0 or below. On these days students will have indoor recess in their respective classrooms. Dress your child appropriately for every student will participate in outdoor recess. If your child has a temporary medical condition and should not be outdoors for recess, the student must present a signed and dated note from their doctor.