Information from the Student Handbook
Detailed medical information is provided in the Student Handbook on the District website under District Handbook. For your convenience, here is the most commonly needed information:
- Should your child be staying home? And how is Physical Education handled when the child is ill or injured?
Exclusion due to Illness/limited PE
- When do I need to show proof my child is up-to-date on immunizations?
New Student Imunization
There is a limited time to provide required paperwork, so please make sure all is up-to-date so your child is not excluded from school.
- What if my child needs some prescription or non-prescription medication?
Medications may be given to a child at school in an emergency or if it is required in order for the child to remain in daily attendance for comfort or as a necessity. It is expected that in most instances medication will be given at home and not in school. Our school medication policy follows the recommended guidelines of the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education.
- Head Lice
In accordance with recommendations from the The American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Association of School Nurses and the CDC, students with head lice are not excluded from school. A student with an active head lice infestation likely has had the infestation for a month or more and by the time it is discovered and poses little risk to others from the infestation. Parents should contact their school nurse for a recommended treatment plan.
BSMS School Nurse
Kris Carpenter, RN, BSN, PEL-CSN
District Lead Nurse/Coordinator
815-547-1977 ext. 7267