Health Services FAQ 2016-12-14T11:01:47+00:00

Health Services FAQ

Q: Does the 9th grade physical count as a sports physical?

A: Yes, for that school year only. Sports physicals must be updated every thirteen months, per IHSA rules.

Q:What form is required for freshman physicals?

A: State of Illinois certificate of child Health examination form.

Physical Exam Form

Q:When are freshman physicals due?

A: The first day of school. It must be the completed physical. No appointments are accepted.

Q: How often does a student need a physical examination?

A: Incoming freshman are required to submit a physical examination and proof of required immunizations by the first day of school. This physical exam date may not be more than one year older than the first day of school. This physical exam will also count as a sports physical if the student plans to participate in athletics that year. Other non-incoming freshman students, or upperclassmen are not required to submit another physical exam unless they are participating in an athletic activity. Sports physicals must be updated every thirteen months, per IHSA rules.

Q: Do transfer students need a physical examination?

A: If a student transfers to Belleville Township High School District 201 from another Illinois school, a copy of his or her physical examination from that school is usually sufficient. Students who transfer from another state or country must have a physical examination and up-to-date immunizations within 30 days of the registration date.

Q: What does a student do if he is unable to participate in PE for one to three days?

A: The student’s parent/guardian should write a note stating why the student cannot participate in PE. The student will give the note to the PE teacher and the PE teacher will send the student to Health Services. Depending on the circumstances, the student will participate as able, write a Health related report for PE, or rest in Health Services if injury/illness dictates it.

Q: What does a student do if he cannot participate in PE for more than three days?

A: A physician’s note is required to excuse a student from PE for more than three days. The physician’s note should be brought to health services.

Q: What if a student has an injury or illness that requires exemption from PE for an extended period of time?

A: If a student cannot attend PE for an extended period of time, he or she should bring a physician’s note to Health Services to initiate the process. A meeting between the student, the counselor and the nurse will then take place to determine the best option for the student.

Q: If a student is injured and cannot use the stairs, what accommodations are available?

A: A physician’s order is required for use of the elevator. The student should bring the physician’s note to Health Services. The student will be issued a “Leave Early Pass”, which will allow the student to leave class five minutes early to provide the extra time needed to ride the elevator and avoid crowded hallways.

Q: If a student becomes ill or injured during the school day, what does he do?

A: The student should obtain a room to room pass from their teacher prior to coming to Health Services. The student should come to Health Services and sign in at the window. The student will be assessed. If the student is too ill to stay in school, a parent or emergency contact will be notified.

Q: What is the school’s medication policy?

A: If a student requires any prescription or nonprescription medication, including Tylenol and ibuprofen, during the school day, a Medication Authorization Form must be completed by both the attending physician and the parent or guardian. These forms must be completed annually.

Prescription medication brought to school must be in a current pharmacy labeled container. Non-prescription or over-the-counter medication must be in the manufacturer’s original package and labeled with the student’s name.

Non-Prescription Medication Self-Administration Form
Authorization and Permission for Administration of Prescription Medication Form

Q: What is the policy for resting in Health Services?

A: If resting will help a student remain in school, a rest will be allowed, but only if the student has a pass from a current class teacher and is not missing a test or presentation. As a general rule, students may not rest for a full academic period.

Q: How may I obtain a copy of my student’s health record? Or, as a former student, how may I obtain a copy of my health record?

A: Current student health records are available at each campus’ Health Services. Former students should contact the superintendent’s secretary at 222-8241 for a copy of their health records.

Q: Does my student need a meningococcal conjugate vaccination (MCV)?

A: Yes, beginning Fall 2015, all students entering the sixth and twelfth grades will be required to show proof of recent meningococcal conjugate vaccination (MCV). Click here for details.