Overview of Services
Hinsdale South High School
Health Services Philosophy
School Health Services promotes and recognizes an individual's education and growth related to their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. An effective school health program requires the involvement of family, school, community agencies, and medical disciplines. Health issues are fostered as a civic responsibility.
The Health Office is open to students and staff between the hours of 7:15a.m.-3:15p.m. daily Monday through Friday.
Karen Banks, RN Mary Baumbach, RN
Physical Examination/Immunization Requirements
- A 9th grade physical is required for high school entrance (sports physicals are not acceptable). Use form IL 444-4737 (R-11-15).
- Immunizations must be included for Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap), Polio, MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella), Hepatitis B series and Varicella.
- The Health History Section (yes/no questions) is to be completed by the parent/guardian, signed and dated. This is a requirement. If not completed, your form will be returned.
- Return the completed physical immediately to Health Services prior to July 15th for processing. Physicals for 9th grade entrance are eligible for athletic participation for one (1) year.
- Incomplete forms will be returned and your child will be excluded from school on the first attendance day until the requirements have been completed. School absences due to non-compliance with the School Code of Illinois requirements for immunization and physical examination are considered unexcused.
- All students entering 12th grade must show proof of receiving two doses of the Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4/Menactra/Menveo) unless the first dose was given at the age of 16 years or older in which case only one dose will be required.
- Students who have not submitted proof before the first day of school will be excluded until documentation is provided.
- Students transferring from an Illinois school as an incoming freshman (9th grade) must have a physical examination and up-to-date immunization record within 30 days of the registration date.
- Students transferring from an Illinois school as an incoming 10th, 11th, or 12th grader can use their ninth grade or more recent physical examination and immunization record from the transferring Illinois school.
- Students transferring from out-of-state or out-of-country must have a physical examination and up-to-date immunizations within 30 days of the registration date.
- Students who do not have a completed physical examination and up-to-date immunization record on file with Health Services within 30 days of their registration date will be excluded from school until these requirements are met.
- If your student is entering an Illinois school for the first time, they must have an eye exam completed and documented using the State of Illinois Eye Examination Form. This form is returned to Health Services.
TRANSITION AGED STUDENTS
1. All students 18-21 years of age shall provide proof of receiving one dose of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine
(MCV4/Menactra/Menveo) on or after the age of 16.
2. Students who have not submitted proof before the first day of school will be excluded until documentation is provided.
Health Office Operations
- A student with a special health need (e.g. asthma, diabetes, migraines, seizure disorders, severe allergic reactions, perceptual defects, personal problems or daily medications) should be known to Health Services prior to the student entering school. To provide for safe daily care and emergency procedures, such health information gathered from the family and health records will be sensitively shared with faculty and staff members with whom the student has contact with.
- Always notify the Health Services office of any changes/concerns in your child's health.
- All over-the-counter and prescription medications taken during the school day must have a Medication Authorization Form on file in our Health Service office signed by the prescribing physician and parent. This form must be completed annually. Students are prohibited from carrying medication or storing medication in their lockers.
- Asthma and rescue epinephrine medication are the only medications permitted to be carried by the student. Please indicate on the physical if your child does carry this medication.
HEALTH OFFICE VISIT
- Except in the case of an emergency or obvious illness, a student must have a timed pass from his current period teacher before coming to Health Services.
- If a brief rest will help a student stay in school, a rest may be allowed, but only if the student has a pass from the current class teacher and is not missing a quiz, test, or presentation. Any student who is ill must come to Health Services to be excused before going home.