CCSD 89 health services

  • Each health office in Community Consolidated School District 89 is staffed by a full-time registered nurse. Every nurse is trained in first aid, CPR, and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The role of the school nurse is to promote the physical, emotional, and social well-being of students by providing comprehensive health services.

    CCSD 89 also has one certified school nurse who coordinates a comprehensive school health program, including the delivery of services to students and staff members to enhance health and wellness in the school community. 


    When should a child stay home from school?
     
    Keep your child home if they have (non-COVID-19):
    • Fever of 100.4 degrees or higher
    • Vomiting and/or diarrhea
    • White patches on the tonsils
    • Red or irritated eyes, swollen eyelids, pus or crusting eyes - which may be pink eye
    • Severe cold with sneezing, coughing, running nose - especially if nasal drainage is thick or green/yellow in color
    • Persistent cough/extreme congestion
    • Any rash not diagnosed by a physician
    • Earache (with or without drainage)

    Do not send your child back to school until: 

    • Temperature is normal without Tylenol/Ibuprofen for 24 hours
    • No vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours
    • On antibiotics for 24 hours for strep throat, pink eye, or impetigo
    • Breathing is comfortable without medication
    • A note is received from the doctor stating that your child’s rash is not contagious
    • The cough does not interfere with school functioning and your child is able to cover his/her mouth and nose when coughing

    More information: Board Policy 7:70

    COVID-19 guidance (2023-24 school year):

    To see the latest COVID-19 guidance for students and families, go to https://www.ccsd89.org/Page/9165


    Participating in physical education classes

    Physical education classes are provided for every child in kindergarten through eighth grades. Students must have gym shoes with their names written on them for these classes. Glen Crest students wear gym uniforms.

    Student participation is required by state law unless excluded by a physician’s statement. Notes from parents are acceptable as a short-term excuse from student physical education activities (not to exceed three days).

    If children are excused from physical education activities, they will also be excluded from recess. At the middle school, if a child is medically excused with a parent or physician’s note, they are excluded from interscholastic participation. Requests by parents for longer-term exclusions for religious practices such as fasting will be determined on an individual basis.

    More information: Board Policy 7:260

CCSD 89 nurses

  • District Nurse

    Phone: (630) 545-3260
    Fax: 469-1455

    Arbor View
    Amy McKenna, RN
    Phone: (630) 469-5505
    Fax: (630) 469-1455
    amckenna@ccsd89.org

    Briar Glen / preschool

    Phone: (630) 545-3300
    Fax: (630) 469-1455

    Glen Crest
    Nicole Lenocker, RN
    Phone: (630) 545-5585
    Fax: (630) 469-1455
    nlenocker@ccsd89.org

    Park View
    Amy Mescher, RN
    Phone: (630) 858-1600
    Fax: (630) 469-1455
    amescher@ccsd89.org

    Westfield

    Phone: (630) 858-2770
    Fax: (630) 469-1455