Here you will find all the information you need related to student health and our District 135 nurses! Please see the "Health Forms" page for more information on physical, dental and vision exam requirements and the forms that go with each exam. Please contact your school nurse if you have any specific questions.
Flu season is upon and as you know, colds and flu can be easily spread from person to person. Here are a few tips to help prevent the spread of cold and flu viruses:
- Teach your children to wash their hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub if soap and water are not available.
- Teach your children not to share personal items like drinks or food, and to cover their coughs or sneezes using their elbow, arm or sleeve instead of their hands when a tissue is unavailable.
- Know the signs and symptoms of the flu; including a fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater, cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, and feeling very tired. Some people may also vomit or have diarrhea.
- Do not send children to school if they are sick.
- Keep sick children at home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever, without the use of fever-reducing medication. Keeping children with a fever at home will help to reduce the number of people who may get infected.
- Have an alternative plan for child care ready in advance in case your child needs to stay home or becomes ill at school and needs to be sent home.
Thank you for your cooperation in keeping kids healthy and ready to learn!
Please note that all schools in District 135 follow a policy regarding food for snacks and classroom parties. Please visit the food service page for details.
Administration of Medication
Medication can be administered only with a signed physician's order, which is part of the District 135 medication form and can be obtained in the nurse's office, or downloaded from the health forms webpage. The Illinois Food Allergy Emergency Action Plan and Treatment Authorization form can also be obtained in the nurse's office or downloaded to the right. This policy is inclusive of both prescription and over the counter medications. Medications must be brought to school by the parent or guardian in the original, properly labeled container. For more information on our district's policy for medication administration in the schools please visit Board Policy 714 Administration of Medication to Students.
Asthma Action Plan
Illinois Public Act 099-0843 requires schools to request from parents of students with asthma an Asthma Action Plan (AAP). A sample Asthma Action Plan is provided here for your primary care provider to complete. Please return the completed Asthma Action Plan to your child’s school nurse annually.
Influenza and Meningococcal Vaccination Information
Please click here to view informational materials from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the Influenza disase and the Meningococcal disease as well as the vaccinations.
Jackie Kitchen, RN
Maura Weldzius, BSN, RNmweldzius@orland135.org
708-364-3249Century Jr. High
Bridget Majdecki, RN
708-364-4405High Point School
Katie Siebert708-364-4405Jerling Jr. High
Lisa Killeen, RN
Mary Fox, RN
708/364-3804Meadow Ridge School
Marilyn Bucci, RN
708/364-3603Orland Jr. High
Julie Muchna, RN
Diane Egan, RN
Jill Mategrano, RN