BTHS District 201
Health & Safety
If a student requires non-prescription medication, including Tylenol or ibuprofen, during the school day, a Non-Prescription Medication Self-Administration Form must be completed and signed by a parent/guardian. If the student requires prescription medication during school hours, an Authorization and Permission for Administration of Prescription Medication Form must be completed by the student’s physician and parent/guardian. In each case, prescription and non-prescription medication should be provided by the parent and stored in the Health Office. Students may carry Epi-Pens, Asthma inhalers, or Insulin on their person after consulting with the nurse.
Notification of Medical Issues
Parents should inform the Health Office if their student has any special health needs (i.e., asthma, diabetes, migraines, seizure disorders, severe allergic reactions, social or emotional problems, daily medications, physical or sensory deficits, or any other serious medical issues). It is imperative that the school nurses be informed of any serious medical issues, so that prompt and appropriate care can be given.
Physical Exams and Immunizations
A physical examination is required for entrance into 9th grade and/or when transferring into the district. The physical exam must be documented on the State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination form. In order for the physical exam to be valid, the health history portion of the form must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian. The EXAM MUST be dated within one year prior to the date the student enters school.
Physical examinations may be acquired through your primary medical provider. If you DO NOT have a primary medical provider, you may contact your school nurse or the St. Clair County Health Department for referrals.
All children in ninth grade must present proof of having been examined by a licensed dentist before May 15th of the current school year in accordance with rules adopted by the IDPH. If a child in the ninth grade fails to present proof by May 15th, the school may hold the child’s report card until the child presents: (1) proof of a completed dental examination, (2) proof of a completed Dental Examination Waiver form, or (3) proof of a dental appointment that will take place within 60 days after May 15th. TheSuperintendent or designee shall ensure that parent(s)/guardian(s) are notified of this dental examination requirement at least 60 days before May 15th of each school year.