Health Services

marquardt school district 15

The Department of Health Services at Marquardt School District 15 provides smooth and efficient operation of the school health services in order to assist the children in developing a basic understanding of healthful living and health needs. The goal of the Department of Health Services is to prepare children physically, emotionally and socially to utilize their school experiences for maximum individual growth. 


Announcements

  • When to keep your child at home:

    • When he/she has had a fever of 100° or more within the last 24 hours.
    • When he/she has thrown up or had diarrhea within the last 24 hours.
    • When he/she has a rash that has not been seen by a doctor.
    • When he/she has pinkeye that has not been treated for 24 hours.
  • Dental Forms for kindergarten, second and sixth graders are due May 15, 2017.
  • If your child received a hearing or vision referral please submit the appropriate form completed by the appropriate health professional as soon as possible. If you need assistance please contact the school health office.
  • All students entering kindergarten or an Illinois public school for the first time must submit a vision exam prior to October 15th of that school year.
  • All Middle School students going out for a sport must have a current physical (done within 1 year) on file in the health office prior to the first practice for that sport.
  • Beginning with school year 2015-16 any child entering the 6th grade shall show proof of having received one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine on or after the 10th birthday. Children who do not meet the age requirement will be monitored in accordance with Section 665.270. These requirements also apply to children who transfer into Illinois schools from other states, regardless of the age or grade level at which the child transfers.

Tip of the Month:

Prevention and Treatment of Hypothermia:

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Hypothermia is an abnormally low body temperature which occurs when the body loses heat faster than it can make heat. Early symptoms of hypothermia include shivering in adults and older children, clumsy movements, apathy (lack of concern), poor judgment, and cold, pale, or blue-gray skin. Hypothermia is an emergency condition-it can quickly lead to unconsciousness and death if the heat loss is not stopped.  Children may not be aware of cold temperatures. Parents need to understand the ways in which the body loses heat and:

  • Limit the amount of time a child is out in cold, wet, or windy weather.
  • Dress children appropriately for the weather conditions. Remember C-O-L-D:
    • Cover your child's head, neck and face as much as possible since a lot of heat loss can occur in these areas. Apply lip protection.
    • Overexertion (being too active) can cause your child to sweat and chill more quickly. Sweating causes clothing to become damp and increases heat loss.
    • Layers of clothing will keep your child warm and protect your child best against wind and cold conditions.
    • Dry is key in preventing cold injury. Keeping your child dry with waterproof clothing reduces heat loss.

If small areas of your body (ears, face, nose, fingers, or toes) are really cold or frozen, try these first aid measures to warm the areas. Do not rub or massage frozen skin. Warm small areas of the body by:

§  Blowing warm air onto cold hands.

§  Tucking hands or feet inside warm clothing next to bare skin. Place chilled fingers in an armpit.

§  Cupping cold ears with warm hands.

§  Putting cold hands, feet, or ears in warm water [104F to 108F] for 15 to 30 minutes. Do not use water above 108F. Warm towels can be used to warm the genital area but be careful to not burn the skin.

§  Using a hot water bottle covered with a cloth or a heating pad on a low setting. Be careful to not burn your skin.

§  Being aware that if you (or the person) sit in front of a heater or a fire to warm up, there is a greater chance of getting burned. This is because normal feeling is lost in cold-injured skin and you may not know when to move away from the heater or fire.

 


Staff

Marquardt School District 15

Certified school nurses are registered nurses in the State of Illinois who minimally have a bachelor's degree and educational certification from the State.  The certified school nurse in District 15 is a registered nurse in the State of Illinois, Masters prepared, and nationally certified. Certified Nurse Assistants must meet training and examination requirements set by the state. Health aides are trained in first aid, CPR and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).  Certified Nurse Assistants and Health Aides work under the direction of the certified school nurse. 

District-Wide/Winnebago

 

Certified School Nurse

Monica Blum, RN, mS, PEL-NCSN

mblum@d15.us
630-351-3416 ext. 5281


Black Hawk Elementary

Health Aide


CATHY GILBErt

cgilbert@d15.us
(630) 893-5750 ext. 2104  

Hall Elementary

Certified Nurse Assistant

Sarah Clark, CNA

sclark@d15.us
(630) 469-7720 ext. 3340

Marquardt Middle School

Health Aide


GIGI BUCK

gbuck@d15.us
(630) 858-3850 ext. 6249                                       

Reskin Elementary

Certified Nurse Assistant

carol bolivar, CNA

cbolivar@d15.us
(630) 469-0612 ext. 4118