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. 


  • 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:

Asthma Identification: How can you tell if your child has asthma?:

Asthma symptoms can look different depending on the child’s age. Common asthma symptoms include:

  • Wheezing with a long exhalation (note: wheezing may not be present)
  • Coughing especially during the night or early morning
  • Shortness of breath or fast breathing
  • Chest tightness sometimes described as their “ heart hurts”

Symptoms are made worse by;

  • Viral infection (e.g., colds)
  • Tobacco smoke or other irritants (e.g., strong odors, fumes)
  • Exercise
  • Allergens (e.g., house-dust mites, pollens, molds, animal dander, cockroaches)
  • Changes in weather/humidity
  • Crying, laughing

If your child experiences these symptoms they should be checked by your doctor to determine whether they have asthma. Simply having one of these symptoms does not mean they have asthma but having several of them increases the probability. 



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. 



Certified School Nurse

Monica Blum, RN, mS, PEL-NCSN
630-351-3416 ext. 5281

Black Hawk Elementary

Health Aide

(630) 893-5750 ext. 2104  

Hall Elementary

Certified Nurse Assistant

Sarah Clark, CNA
(630) 469-7720 ext. 3340

Marquardt Middle School

Health Aide

(630) 858-3850 ext. 6249                                       

Marquardt Middle School

certified nurse assistant

sharon caswell, CNA
(630) 858-3850 ext. 6102 

Reskin Elementary

Certified Nurse Assistant

carol bolivar, CNA
(630) 469-0612 ext. 4118