Each Lemont High School student has access to a group of school professionals who provide the supports necessary for students to succeed in the school program. Health services are provided by certified School Nurse Amanda Gaida, who may be contacted at (630) 243-3231, or via e-mail by clicking on her name.
Health Examination and Immunization Requirements
In August 1996, the Illinois School Code was amended to allow school districts the option to require that students be in compliance with health examination and immunization requirements at an earlier date than October 15th, which is what is required by the State of Illinois. In effect, schools are allowed to exclude students who are not in compliance with health examination and immunization requirements. In the interest of the health and safety of our students, as well as the smooth, uninterrupted operation of classroom instruction for all students, Lemont High School has adopted such an earlier exclusion policy.
Parents and guardians are advised that all required health and immunization records must be on file in the school office by the first day of school each year. Students whose records are not complete will not be allowed to attend school until all required health examination and immunization forms have been submitted to the school.
Lemont High School urges parents and guardians to schedule the appropriate medical appointments for their children early enough so that all immunizations and examinations are completed and documentation is on file in the school office by the first day of school.
All incoming freshmen, and any in-state transfer students, are required to submit a State of Illinois Child Health Examination Form (including an up-to-date immunization record), which must be completed by an Illinois physician. All incoming freshmen also are recommended to submit the State of Illinois Eye Examination Report, the State of Illinois Dental Examination Form, and the State of Illinois Vision Specialist Report. All of these forms may be found on the right side of the page.
In addition to the State of Illinois Child Health Examination Form, out-of-state transfer students also are required to submit a State of Illinois Eye Examination Report, completed by an Illinois physician.
Beginning in Fall 2012, the State of Illinois required that incoming freshmen provide proof of vaccination against pertussis (i.e., whooping cough) through use of the Tdap vaccine. A student's vaccination in high school should last through his or her college years.
Beginning in Fall 2014, the State of Illinois required that all students provide proof of two doses each of vaccines against varicella (i.e., chicken pox) and measles, mumps and rubella (i.e., MMR). Beginning in Fall 2015, the State of Illinois will require that students provide proof of the meningococcal vaccine.
Parents/guardians of returning students are not required to submit any medical authorizations, but are encouraged to update their children's immunization record with the School Nurse as necessary.
Additionally, during the registration process, parents/guardians are urged to supply to the school any pertinent information about their children's medical history. This may be done by completing the "Medical Data Form" within the school's online registration module. If a student's medical condition changes during the school year, parents/guardians are asked to provide any updated information to the School Nurse.
Procedures for the Administration of Medication at School
Students who require specific medications (over the counter and/or prescription) during the regular school day or a school-related activity must fulfill these requirements and adhere to these procedures prior to the implementation of any medication in the school setting.
1. A Medication Authorization Form (available on the right side of the page) must be completed, signed and returned to the Nurse's Office. The form must be signed both by the student's physician and parent/guardian, and should be accompanied by the physician’s written order for the medication.
2. A physician’s written order for a specific medication (over the counter and/or prescription) that a student is required to take during the regular school day or a school-related activity should include:
- Reason for medication
- Specific instructions (including precautions, possible adverse reactions and interventions)
- Duration of procedural implementation
3. Parents/guardians must renew the Medication Authorization Form and the physician’s written order annually. Additionally, if the physician's written order changes during the school year, a new Medical Authorization Form must be submitted to the Nurse's Office in order to replace the standing order.
4. Parents/guardians are responsible for immediately notifying the School Nurse of any changes in a student's medication.