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:

Safe Food Handling and Food Poisoning Prevention:

food thermometer.jpg

 

You can prevent most cases of food poisoning by carefully preparing and storing food.

  • When shopping keep meat, poultry and fish separate from other food items.
  • When preparing foods wash your hands before and after handling the food. Wash fresh fruits and vegetables, rinsing well under running water. After cutting raw meat, poultry or fish wash your cutting board and knife with hot soapy water and disinfect with a bleach solution.
  • Cook, refrigerate or freeze meat, poultry, eggs, fish and ready to eat foods within 2 hours within 2 hours. Your refrigerator should be set for 40⁰F or colder.
  • When cooking use a food thermometer to make that that foods are cooked to a safe temperature. Leftovers should be reheated to at least 165⁰F. Do not eat undercooked hamburger and be aware of the risk of food poisoning from eating raw fish.
  • When serving foods keep hot foods hot (at least 140⁰F or above) and cold foods cold (40⁰F or below).
  • Follow the labels on food packaging to ensure product safety.
  • When in doubt throw it out. Do not taste food that you are unsure about. Reheating contaminated food will not make it safe.

 


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