FLU season is upon us:
Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
- If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. After using a tissue, throw it in the trash and wash your hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like flu.
Student health is essential for learning and enhances school success. Registered nurses specializing in adolescent health, working in conjunction with families, doctors, staff, and community, provide support for all of our students. Our student health staff provides illness and injury assessment and intervention, emergency care, medication administration, and health counseling.
In order to attend school, a record of current immunizations or a physician's statement of immunity must be on file. If an immunization is medically contraindicated, a physician must provide a statement specifying the reason. A religious exemption requires the filing of the Illinois Certificate of Religious Exemption form signed by parent and health provider.
Click below for information on requesting immunization records.
Immunization Record Request