Welcome to the Longfellow Health Office!
The Longfellow Health Office staff members provide health services for acute and daily health needs for students. We also monitor and support attendance, maintain school health records and organize health programs, promote wellness policies, and provide health resources. The school nurse is also part of the special services team and crisis team.If you have any questions regarding school entrance requirements,or would like to share medical concerns that you have for your child, please contact us at 630-682-2080 x6646.Please note that all of the health requirements for school attendance are generated by the State of Illinois. They are as follows:Physical Examinations are required for pre- kindergarten, kindergarten students entering school for the first time, 6th grade, & 9th grade. Physicals are due to be turned into the health office before the first day of school, August 17, 2016. (Please note first day of Kindergarten is August 18, 2016.) Physicals must be completed within one year prior to the student’s first day of school. Students transferring from an Illinois school may submit the physical on file from the previous school. For safety considerations, students may not participate in physical education class until the required physical form is on file in the health office. On the Tuesday after Labor Day weekend, September 8, 2016, students not having a physical exam on file are not permitted to attend classes. Please communicate with us if you are unsure about these requirements &/or are having difficulty getting an appointment. Your provider can fax the forms to us at 630-682-2342.These are our health requirements in a nutshell: Health Requirements 2016 in English or Health Requirements 2016 in SpanishDownload the most recent Illinois Child Physical Exam form here: Physical Exam or Physical Exam in Spanish
Immunizations are required for school attendance. Refer to the State of IL for complete information regarding immunization requirements for school entry: http://http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/shots.htm
Dental examinations are required for kindergarten and second grade students. The dental exam must be conducted within one year of May 15 of the current school year. Download a dental examination form here (State of Illinois Proof of Dental Exam Form): http://www.idph.state.il.us/HealthWellness/oralhlth/DentalExamProof10.pdf
Eye examinations are required for students entering school (in Illinois) for the first time (Kindergarten or out-of state transfer): http://www.idph.state.il.us/HealthWellness/EyeExamReport.pdf These are due in October of the current school year.
Will your child require medications at school?Medications: Your student can receive medications at school with your child's medical provider's signature, your signature, and your supply. Please use this form: Medication Administration at School Form Our fax # is 630-682-2342 if you wish to fax it back to us.
Asthma: If your student has asthma, having an Asthma Action Plan at school means that we will have an awareness of what your child's triggers are and how to help him/her if he/she has difficulties while at school. Please download and print an Asthma Action Plan here: Asthma Action Plan Bring it in with your child's inhaler & spacer and talk with us about your child's asthma. We will have you sign your permission for us to give it on the Medication Administration form, above.
Food/Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies or Bee Sting Allergies:Please notify the health office if your child has any type of severe food allergy that may require prevention & emergency attention. You will need bring two forms to your child's medical provider, your signatures, and supply of medication (usually Benadryl & epi-pen). Download the emergency action form here: Anaphylaxis Emergency Action Plan and also the Medication Administration in School form here: Medication Administration at School form. Please return the forms to the health office with all required signatures and a supply of medication.
Vision & Hearing Screenings are conducted by the DuPage County Health Department. All special education students, kindergartners, second graders, and students new to the district will be screened for vision and hearing. First and third graders will be screened for hearing. District #200 certified nurses do an extra vision screening for 4th grade students. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s vision or hearing, please contact us to request a vision or hearing screening for your child.Some favorite websites for health and wellness: