School Nurse
2300 West Main Street, Mendota, IL 61342
Phone- 815-539-7446, Bilingual- 815-539-8377
Fax- 815-539-3103
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A new Illinois law that took effect on January 1, 2019, now requires children to have a dental exam performed by a dentist before starting high school. Previously, Public Act 100-0829 applied to children in kindergarten, second, and sixth grades. The law now expands to cover students entering ninth grade. The law goes into effect for the new 2019-2020 school year.

Students in their Freshman Year at MHS must have a dental exam performed by a dentist by May 15 of the end of their school year or present proof to MHS that their exam has been scheduled in the next 60 days. Failure to present proof of the dental examination by May 15, 2020 may result in the school holding the student’s report card, unless the student presents proof of the completed dental exam or proof that a dental exam will take place within 60 days after May 15, 2020. The Department of Public Health will establish a waiver for children who show an undue burden due to lack of access to a dentist.

We apologize this information did not go home to you in June with the other registration materials. We appreciate your support in adhering to the new law.

Please contact Mrs. Sheri McConville, School Nurse, at 815-539-7446, extension 507 or Mrs. Denise Aughenbaugh, Principal with any questions.

Utilize the links provided below to access the Dental Examination Waiver Form and the Dental Examination Form.

Dental Examination Form

Dental Examination Waiver Form

 

 

 

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Required Health Forms for Enrollment at MHS

9th Grade

  • State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination Form

  • MHS Student Health Information Form

  • Immunizations must be up to date (see Minimum Immunization Requirements Footnotes for Guidance).

  • Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4) One dose is required for entry into 9th Grade starting 2018-2019 school year.

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

  • MHS Student Health Information Form

  • IHSA Pre-participation Examination Form if participating in any team sports

  • Meningococcal Vaccine - 2nd MCV Dose required at the start of senior year or after turning 16 years of age. One dose required if received after age 16.

PARENTS - CLICK ON THE LINKS ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE PAGE TO PRINT A COPY OF HEALTH FORMS FOR YOUR PHYSICIAN.

 

Nurses Office Announcements for 2019-2020

Seniors--Meningococcal conjugate vaccine requirement (MCV4)

Illinois law 098-0480 requires that any student entering the 12th grade and any student eligible to remain in public school beyond grade 12 must show proof of having received two doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine. The first dose should be given on or after the 10th birthday, and the second dose should be given at least 8 weeks after the first dose, ideally after the 16th birthday. If the first dose is administered when the student is 16 years or older, only one dose is required for entry into 12th grade.

Please provide proof of vaccination compliance by September 5th, 2019. If we do not receive proof of the above requested vaccine by this date, student will be excluded from school until it is received.

Asthma Updates

If your student has been diagnosed with asthma and requires an inhaler during school hours, MHS requests you complete the asthma action plan (with your Dr.) and the self-administration of asthma medication form and return both to the nurse’s office. In addition, you must present the prescription label from the inhaler box to the nurse’s office.

CLICK ON THE LINK ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE PAGE TO PRINT A COPY OF THE ASTHMA ACTION PLAN.

Freshman Class of 2023

Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4) requirement: one dose for entry into 9th grade.

All incoming 9th graders are required to have a Physical Examination completed by a licensed physician, APN, or PA on the Certificate of Child Health Examination form. A 9th grade physical will cover all Sport physical requirements for the freshman year. A sports physical will not be accepted in place of a 9th grade physical.

CLICK ON THE LINK ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE PAGE TO PRINT A COPY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS CERTIFICATE OF CHILD HEALTH EXAMINATION FORM.

All Students

If your child has Asthma, Diabetes, seizures, allergies, or requires an epi pen, it is the parent’s responsibility to submit necessary health care plans and medication to the school nurse.

CLICK ON THE LINK ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE PAGE TO PRINT A COPY OF ANY HEALTH FORM(S) PERTAINING TO YOUR CHILD, COMPLETE THE FORM(S), AND SUBMIT TO THE NURSE'S OFFICE PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR.

Nurse’s Contact Information

Nurse - Sheri McConville, RN

Email addressMcConville, Sheri

Office Phone - (815) 539-7446

Office Fax - (815) 538-2026