Lake Zurich Community Unit School District

Health Services

Overview

The District health offices are staffed with a variety of highly educated, dedicated health care professionals.  Our philosophy is that optimal learning requires good health. The health office staff provides open lines of communication between school, home, and community, and takes the lead in early detection and correction of health problems. 

Health Services Staff

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Joan Hyatt

Nurse
Lake Zurich High, Lake Zurich High School

Sandra Koelper

Nurse
Lake Zurich High, Lake Zurich High School

Cindy Spudich

Health Office Professional
Lake Zurich High, Lake Zurich High School

Beth Mumbower

Health Office Professional
Middle School North

Jill Eckland

Health Office Professional
Middle School North

Wendi Planz

Health Office Professional
Middle School South
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Health Form Requirements

HEALTH FORMS ARE DUE BY AUGUST 15TH, 2019

Early Childhood & Speech-Only

  • DHS Physical Exam Form
  • The Medication Authorization Form is only required for students who receive medication (including over-the-counter) during the school day
  • Allergy, Asthma, Seizure, and Diabetes Action Plans should be filled out if applicable to your child

Kindergarten

  • DHS Physical Exam Form
  • Dental Exam Form
  • Eye Exam Form
  • The Medication Authorization Form is only required for students who receive medication (including over-the-counter) during the school day
  • Allergy, Asthma, Seizure, and Diabetes Action Plans should be filled out if applicable to your child

1st Grade

  • The Medication Authorization Form is only required for students who receive medication (including over-the-counter) during the school day
  • Allergy, Asthma, Seizure, and Diabetes Action Plans should be filled out if applicable to your child
  • Eye exams beyond Kindergarten are only required if a student is new to the state of Illinois

2nd Grade

  • Dental Exam Form
  • The Medication Authorization Form is only required for students who receive medication (including over-the-counter) during the school day
  • Allergy, Asthma, Seizure, and Diabetes Action Plans should be filled out if applicable to your child
  • Eye exams beyond Kindergarten are only required if a student is new to the state of Illinois

3rd Grade

  • The Medication Authorization Form is only required for students who receive medication (including over-the-counter) during the school day
  • Allergy, Asthma, Seizure, and Diabetes Action Plans should be filled out if applicable to your child
  • Eye exams beyond Kindergarten are only required if a student is new to the state of Illinois

4th Grade

  • The Medication Authorization Form is only required for students who receive medication (including over-the-counter) during the school day
  • Allergy, Asthma, Seizure, and Diabetes Action Plans should be filled out if applicable to your child
  • Eye exams beyond Kindergarten are only required if a student is new to the state of Illinois

5th Grade

  • The Medication Authorization Form is only required for students who receive medication (including over-the-counter) during the school day
  • Allergy, Asthma, Seizure, and Diabetes Action Plans should be filled out if applicable to your child
  • Eye exams beyond Kindergarten are only required if a student is new to the state of Illinois

6th Grade

  • DHS Physical Exam Form
  • Dental Exam Form
  • The Medication Authorization Form is only required for students who receive medication (including over-the-counter) during the school day
  • Allergy, Asthma, Seizure, and Diabetes Action Plans should be filled out if applicable to your child
  • Eye exams beyond Kindergarten are only required if a student is new to the state of Illinois

7th Grade

  • The Medication Authorization Form is only required for students who receive medication (including over-the-counter) during the school day
  • If participating in athletics, the Pre-Participation Examination Form is required
  • Allergy, Asthma, Seizure, and Diabetes Action Plans should be filled out if applicable to your child
  • Eye exams beyond Kindergarten are only required if a student is new to the state of Illinois

8th Grade

  • The Medication Authorization Form is only required for students who receive medication (including over-the-counter) during the school day
  • If participating in athletics, the Pre-Participation Examination Form is required
  • Allergy, Asthma, Seizure, and Diabetes Action Plans should be filled out if applicable to your child
  • Eye exams beyond Kindergarten are only required if a student is new to the state of Illinois

9th Grade

  • DHS Physical Exam Form
  • The Medication Authorization Form is only required for students who receive medication (including over-the-counter) during the school day
  • Allergy, Asthma, Seizure, and Diabetes Action Plans should be filled out if applicable to your child
  • Eye exams beyond Kindergarten are only required if a student is new to the state of Illinois

10th Grade

  • The Medication Authorization Form is only required for students who receive medication (including over-the-counter) during the school day
  • If participating in athletics, the Pre-Participation Examination Form is required
  • Allergy, Asthma, Seizure, and Diabetes Action Plans should be filled out if applicable to your child
  • Eye exams beyond Kindergarten are only required if a student is new to the state of Illinois

11th Grade

  • The Medication Authorization Form is only required for students who receive medication (including over-the-counter) during the school day
  • If participating in athletics, the Pre-Participation Examination Form is required
  • Allergy, Asthma, Seizure, and Diabetes Action Plans should be filled out if applicable to your child
  • Eye exams beyond Kindergarten are only required if a student is new to the state of Illinois

12th Grade

  • Proof of Meningococcal Vaccine
  • The Medication Authorization Form is only required for students who receive medication (including over-the-counter) during the school day
  • If participating in athletics, the Pre-Participation Examination Form is required
  • Allergy, Asthma, Seizure, and Diabetes Action Plans should be filled out if applicable to your child
  • Eye exams beyond Kindergarten are only required if a student is new to the state of Illinois

Health Forms

Food Allergies, Food in Schools

The goal of District 95 is to provide a safe environment for all children including those with life-threatening food allergies. Although the risk to students with these allergies in the schools cannot be completely eliminated it can be greatly reduced. AVOIDANCE IS THE KEY TO PREVENTING A REACTION.

Concussion Information & Protocols

Recent and ongoing research provides better recognition of symptoms and diagnosis of concussions, along with advances in the treatment and care of diagnosed concussions in children.

Symptoms of a concussion include:  headaches, foggy/cloudy or slower thinking/processing, short/long term memory loss, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, inability to focus/concentrate, irritability, balance difficulties, and sensitivity to light or noise.  Loss of consciousness does not have to be present to have a concussion.  Symptoms can appear immediately or 12-48 hours after the injury.

Immediately following a head injury or the diagnosis of a concussion, not only should they have physical rest, but physicians prefer the child to limit/avoid any "brain activities" (cognitive rest) for a prescribed amount of time.  For a child, brain activities are described as reading, playing video games, texting, any computer use, watching TV, homework, and school work.  As symptoms resolve, the child can begin to return to small amounts of activity for shortened periods of time, with many breaks to give the brain an opportunity to rest.   This is VERY important for healing - the more immediate and full rest an individual can get, the quicker and better outcome/recovery he or she will experience.

Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 strives to support students diagnosed with a concussion in accordance with medical professional recommendations and Illinois mandates.  Please refer to this for protocol for guidance should your child be diagnosed with a concussion and during a child's recovery period.  Contact one of the school nurses with any questions.

Head Lice

Overview

Head lice infestation is common among children 3 to 12 years of age; approximately 6 to 12 million have infestations each year.  Head lice are not a health hazard or a sign of uncleanliness and do NOT spread disease.  The most common symptom is itching.  Head lice are the cause of much embarrassment and misunderstanding.  This information is to inform you of the facts on head lice and offer you recommendations in accordance with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of School Nurses.

DEFINITION

Lice are tiny insects that live in your hair.  They are wingless insects and cannot fly or hop.  The adult louse is 2-3 mm long (the size of a sesame seed) and usually pale gray, although color may vary.  The female lives up to 3-4 weeks and lays approximately 10 eggs (nits) a day.  These tiny eggs are firmly attached to the hair shaft close to the scalp with a glue-like substance.  The eggs hatch in 10-14 days. 

TRANSMISSION

Lice are transmitted primarily by close head to head contact.  Indirect spread through contact with personal belongings (combs, brushes, hats, towels, bedding) is less likely but cannot be excluded.  Lice found on combs are likely to be injured or dead, and a healthy louse is not likely to leave a healthy head.  Away from the host, lice can live only 1-2 days.

DETECTION

The main symptom is scalp itching.  It is difficult to find live lice because of their size and because they move so rapidly.  The best way to confirm suspicion of pediculosis is to see the nits adhered to the hair shafts.  Examine the scalp carefully using popsicle sticks or tongue depressors to part the hair.  Nits are grayish-white and are attached to the hair.  Dandruff can be easily brushed away, nits cannot.

TREATMENT

Only the person with lice should be treated.  Household members and close contacts should be checked, but only treat those who actually have lice.  However, family members that share the same bed should be checked very thoroughly for lice and nits.   Step 1: Lice treatment products can be purchased at local drug stores.  This treatment will eliminate all mature lice and most, if not all the eggs.  Follow the specific directions on the product you purchase. Step 2: Remove all nits with a comb specially designed for nit removal. Step 3: Repeat the treatment process with the lice product in 7- 1 0 days to make sure all lice and their eggs have been eradicated.  Follow this with the nit combing.

RECOMMENDATIONS

All bedding, including pillows, should be thoroughly washed in soap and hot water (greater than 130 degrees F).  The combs and brushes should be soaked in the lice treatment product for 20 minutes.  Dry all machine washables in a hot dryer. Washing, soaking, or drying items at temperatures greater than 130 degrees will likely kill stray lice or nits.  Furniture, carpeting, car seats, and other fabrics items can be vacuumed or dry cleaned.   Because lice do not survive off the head for more than 48 hours, only household items that have been in contact with the head of the person with infestation in the 24-48 hours before treatment should be considered for cleaning.   The house should NOT be sprayed with insecticide, nor should insecticide be used on clothing or other item.  Animals are not affected by human lice.

PREVENTION

Check each family member's hair periodically for lice.  Instruct your child NOT to use other people's combs, brushes, hats or clothes.  

DISTRICT 95 POLICY

At the end of the day, any child suspected of having head lice should see a health care provider and, if lice is confirmed, the child should start treatment before returning to school.  Families will be notified to ask their child’s healthcare provider for advice about which treatment should be used.  If treatment is started before the next day, no exclusion is necessary.  However, the child may be excluded until treatment is started.  Some treatments must be repeated 7-10 days after the initial treatment.  Until the treatment course is completed avoid any activity that involves the child in head to head contact with other children.  Confidentiality will be maintained. 

Please see the following links for more information about head lice.

https://medlineplus.gov/headlice.html

https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/from-insects-animals/Pages/Signs-of-Lice.aspx