Health Office

GENERAL INFORMATION:
The Health Office is open to students between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:15 pm daily.  The office is staffed with a full time certified school nurse and health assistant to support students with their healthcare.
 
Jill Wisnewski RN, M.Ed., PEL-CSN          Ida Claytor CNA              Health Office Fax
District Nurse                                            Health Assistant               630-860-8340
630-860-4942                                           630-860-4941
wisnewski@fenton100.org                     claytor@fenton100.org                                                                                              Spanish speaking
 
 
PHYSICAL AND IMMUNIZATIONS:
A State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination form and up to date immunizations are required for all incoming FRESHMAN, and those students entering Illinois or USA for the first time.
 
  • Schedule an appointment with your child’s physician
  • Print the State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination Form to be completed during your appointment. Please note all physicals/immunizations must be completed on this form or it cannot be accepted by the health office.
  • The health exam must take place after August 22, 2016 to be in compliance for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • The form must be filled out completely, including the health history portion on the second page in order to be accepted.
  • Return the health examination form and updated immunizations to Fenton’s Health Office As soon as possible, preferably by July 2017. 
  • Please note the State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination form is the only form that can be accepted for incoming freshman/transfer students.  A sports physical form does not meet mandated requirements and cannot be accepted.
  • Please note that if the health examination and up to date immunizations are not received by October 16, 2017 your child will be excluded from school as required by law.
If you have a religious objection to examinations and/or immunizations the State of Illinois requires that the Illinois Certificate of Religious Objection Form be completed and submitted to Fenton’s Health Office on or before October 16, 2017.
 
Pertinent confidential medical information is shared with teachers and staff as needed to ensure the safety and well-being of your child.  If your child has special healthcare needs, please contact the health office so that we can prepare for your child’s arrival at Fenton.
 
12th GRADE MENINGITIS VACCINATION REQUIREMENT:
Under Illinois State law all 12th grade students are required to show documentation of receiving 2 doses of meningococcal conjugate (meningitis) vaccine.  Accepted minimum administration intervals include:
 
  • The first dose received on or after the 11th birthday; second dose at least eight weeks after the first dose.
  • Only one dose is required IF the first dose was received on or after the 16th birthday
  • Acceptable meningitis vaccination is documented as MCV4, Menveo or Menactra on an immunization record.  Trumemba or Bexsero does not meet the requirement and cannot be accepted.
MEDICATION:
If your child requires medication while at school the following procedure is required:
 
  • A School Medication Authorization Form must be completed by a physician and parent before any medication including over the counter medication can be given at school.
  • Prescription medications must be brought to school in a container appropriately labeled by the physician or pharmacy noting the student’s name, medication, dosage, schedule of administration, date and prescriber’s name.
  • Over the counter medications must be brought in their original container.
  • All controlled substances must be brought in and picked up by the parent/guardian.  All medication is to be brought to the health office before first period.
  • At no time shall a student have prescription or over the counter medications on their person.  The exception to this rule is Public Act 094-0792, 5/19/06, of the School Code, Self-Administration of medication. “A school, whether public or nonpublic, must permit the self-administration of medication by a pupil with asthma (an inhaler) or the use of an epinephrine auto-injector (epi-pen) by a pupil.”  An asthma inhaler and/or epi-pen are authorized for self-administration by the student’s physician and parent on the School Medication Authorization form.
  • Any change in medication dosage or administration must be provided in writing by the prescribing physician.
  • All medications will be sent home with the student at the end of the school year unless the nurse feels it is not safe to do so or parent/guardian request other arrangements. An exception to this is if the medication is a controlled substance then a parent or guardian must pick up the medication. Student/Parent/Guardian will be required to sign and date a Year End Medication Pick-Up form prior to taking medications home.
  • Any medication not picked up at the end of the school year will be appropriately discarded.
HEALTH CONCERNS:
Students with life threatening allergies, seizure disorder, diabetes, asthma or other significant health concerns require additional medical documentation.  Please contact the health office to obtain information on requirements.
 
VISION AND HEARING SCREENING:
Vision and hearing screening are required annually for all students in special education, new to the district or who have been referred by their teacher.  Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor.  Vision screening performed by the doctor’s office as part of a school physical does not fulfill the mandate.  If there is documentation in the student’s file of an eye examination having been done by an optometrist or ophthalmologist within the last 12 months, the student does not have to be screened.  If you have any questions about vision and hearing screening, please contact the health office.