Health and Safety
Health information from the School Nurse and related safety postings
|Chaise Nache, RN|
|UTHS School Nurse|
Physicals and Immunizations
Illinois State Law requires United Township High School District #30 to show proof that each student is in compliance with Immunization and Physical requirements.
The Illinois School Code, chapter 122-Section 27-8, requires that all students must have a Health Examination by a physician and show proof of this examination upon admission to ninth grade. Examination forms MUST be submitted on the approved form provided by the Illinois Department of Health and the Illinois State Board of Education. IHSA Pre-Participation Sport forms will NOT be accepted as a ninth-grade health examination. Please see the following link or contact the high school for proper documentation: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/forms/child-hlth-exam-cert-050216.pdf
The Department of Health requires all students to present the local school with documented evidence of updated immunizations (Public Act 093-0966). Please see the following link or contact the school nurse for more information on the Illinois Department of Health and Illinois State Board of Education immunization requirements: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/publications/2016-17-idph-min-imm-req-school-dcc-entry-040716_0.pdf
Your child will NOT be allowed to register for school if any of the forms are incomplete or missing, or if the student’s immunizations records are not up-to-date.
If you object to the above requirements on religious grounds, your child will not be required to comply. However, the Illinois Department of Health and the Illinois State Board of Education require that an Illinois Certificate of Religious Exemption form be completed in full and submitted to school personnel. If an outbreak should occur, all non-compliant students at risk for contracting the disease will be excluded from school. Please see the following link or contact the school for proper documentation: http://www.isbe.net/research/pdfs/immun-exam-gdlns-religious-exempt.pdf
Medication in School
United Township High School District #30 policy states that medication will only be given to students at school when a physician states the medication or treatment is required to be given during school hours in order for the student to remain in school.
Please contact the school nurse or school administration for any health questions or concerns regarding your student.
Chaise Nache, RN BSN