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NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENT: Tetanus/Diptheria/Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccination: Beginning with enrollment for fall 2013, any child entering 6th. 7th or 8th grade must now show proof of receiving one dose of Tdap (defined as tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) vaccine regardless of the interval since the last DTaP, DT or Td dose. As further reminder, children entering 6th grade need to have a full physical (Illinois Child Health Exam form) and dental exam (Illinois Dental Exam form) and parents must also provide Proof of Residency.
HEALTH FORM DEADLINE - OCTOBER 15: Required health/immunization records must be in to your school nurse by October 15 of each year. Students who are not in compliance are required to be excluded from school, per the Illinois School Code.
HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS: Check out our list of healthcare providers for a few available options. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement, but rather this is provided as a resource. If you need assistance, please contact your school nurse.
Children’s health is a key element in positive educational outcomes. The goal of Hawthorn District #73 Health Services and our School Nurses is to promote, protect, support, improve and sustain the health, emotional well-being and safety of all students and staff for optimal health, growth, learning, and quality of life. This is accomplished in collaboration with the students, families, staff, administrators, and community resources.
Parents are asked to provide important health and medical information about their student, which is updated each year during the online registration process. Please complete this information as accurately as possible, as this information will accompany your child to the hospital if emergency treatment is needed. It also enables the Nurse to understand your child’s health needs at school. If there are changes during the school year, please be sure to notify the Nurse. This health information is maintained by the Nurse in each building and is kept confidential. Please feel free to contact the Nurse at your child’s school regarding any concerns about your child’s health or medical needs.
Please visit the Section Links, listed in the upper right of this webpage, for more information about required examinations, medication administration requirements and more. Information is also available in the Student/Parent Handbook. Please call the nurse in your child’s building if you need more information or assistance.
Discussions between the nurse, students, family members, or staff are private. All are welcome to talk openly about themselves, their health, or questions that they may have. The information is not shared with other people without permission. The only exception is if someone may be in danger. If a person prefers a more private place to talk, those arrangements will be made. Student medical records are confidential, as well. They are not released without parental consent. Written parental authorization is required for the school to obtain medical records from outside sources.
Daily attendance is required by the School Code of Illinois. Student absences for any reason other than illness are strongly discouraged. If your child is going to be absent from school, parents must call the school by 9 am on each day of absence to report and explain the reason for the absence. The school phones have answering machines that can receive messages before and after school hours.
If a student needs to be excused from P.E. or recess for a brief period of time (no more than three school days), parents may write a note, explaining the reason. For a longer exclusion, a physician’s note is needed. Notes should specify the reason for the exclusion and the duration. Both parent and physician notes are kept on file in the student’s health record in the Nurse’s office.
If your family is moving outside of the school district, we would like to help make your transition as smooth as possible. When you are sure of your plans, please notify the school in writing. If you request it, the nurse will copy the most current health information for you to hand carry to the next school. This will simplify the medical portion of the registration process there.