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Health Services

Good health promotes good learning.                                          

We invite you to join our efforts to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for all District 64 students!  

Visit the companion District 64 web page: Health & Safety Tips, including specific disease information, school health announcements, nutrition and fitness, and health promotion.  

Health Services

"School Health Services"
Read the Student-Parent Handbook - School Health Services for complete information on our department.

Health Contacts

Andrea Zito, RN, PEL-CSN
Facilitator of School Health Services & Certified School Nurse

School Nurses:

Health Assistants:

COVID Guidelines for 2023-2024 (updated 3/4/24)

It is strongly recommended to get tested for Influenza/COVID/RSV/Pertussis when exhibiting symptoms so the healthcare provider can provide specific medical advice depending on the test results.

Students/staff should stay home and away from others (including people in the household who are not sick) if there are respiratory virus symptoms that aren't better explained by another cause. This could be shorter or longer than five days.  These symptoms can include fever, chills, fatigue, cough, runny nose, and headache, among others.* 
*Symptoms may include but are not limited to chest discomfort, chills, cough, decrease in appetite, diarrhea, fatigue (tiredness), fever or feeling feverish, headache, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, vomiting, weakness, wheezing.

People should stay home and away from others until at least 24 hours after:

  • Symptoms have improved 
  • Free of fever/vomiting/diarrhea for 24 hours without the use of any medication

We recommend added precautions over the next 5 days which include:

  • practice good hygiene (cover coughs and sneezes, handwash with soap/sanitize hands often, clean frequently touched surfaces)
  • wearing a mask
  • physical distancing
  • testing when planning to be around other people indoors
  • taking steps for cleaner air (open windows, use air purifiers, gather outdoors)

Keep in mind that individuals may still be able to spread the virus that made them sick, even if they’re feeling better.  They are likely to be less contagious at this time, depending on factors like how long they were sick or how sick they were.

If the individual starts to develop a fever or start to feel worse after they’ve returned to school, stay home and away from others again until again for at least 24 hours, symptoms are improving overall and they’ve been 24 hours fever free without the use of medication.

Anyone exposed to a known case of COVID is requested/recommended to wear a mask for 10 days following last exposure. 

These illnesses can seem very similar and it an be difficult to know the difference. Consider this chart as a guide to help identify what symptoms may pertain to what illnesses. 

RSV, Cold, Flu & COVID-19 Symptom Comparison chart Common Respiratory Illnesses Chart

Fall 2023 Illness Parent Letter: Information regarding RSV, Pertussis, Flu, and illness
Group A Strep Parent Letter: 2/28/23 - Information regarding Group A Strep infections and health office reminders

Health Forms for Registration

Immunization Guide for all grades PreK-12 (PDF of chart)

See Health and Safety Tips for informational resources about Childhood Immunizations.

Attention!! Important Information.

Health Forms must be uploaded into Powerschool!

When in Powerschool, choose your student's name at the top, on the left hand side click on forms, under general forms, you will see Health Office Document Submission.  Click on this and you can attach any required health forms for your child (physical, vision, dental forms, allergy plans, asthma plans, seizure plans, etc.). Check the box to choose which type(s) of forms you are uploading and please make sure that the name of the file you're uploading includes your student's name and what type of form is being uploaded (ex. Suziephysical24, Suzievision24, Suziedental24, etc.).

Health Requirements for Kindergarten in 2024-25

Health Requirements for New Students in 2024-25 

Health Requirements for Second Grade in 2024-25

Health Requirements for Entering Sixth Grade in 2024-25

Health Requirements for Early Childhood Preschool and Speech Therapy Programs in 2024-25

 Other Health Forms

For information about emergency medication to treat allergic reactions at school, please refer to School Health Services in the Student/Parent Handbook.
For development of Individual Healthcare Plans or discuss other medical concerns, please contact your school health office.

Required Reports

As required by Section 27-8.1 of the Illinois School Code, view the annual (2023-24) District Immunization Summary for Park Ridge CCSD 64 from the Illinois State Board of Education.

Together We Discover, Learn, Grow & Care

At D64, our mission is to foster opportunities for discovery, engagement, and growth for all students. We accomplish this by nurturing interdependence, appreciation of differences, and care for self and others.

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