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EPS Health Office

Welcome to the EPS Health Office 

WHEN SHOULD STUDENTS STAY HOME SICK?
 Students should not attend school if any of the following conditions are present:

•Temperature of 99.4 degrees or higher
•Vomiting
•Diarrhea
•Incessant or deep cough, and/or purulent discharge from the nose
•Red eye(s) with discharge and/or crusting on lashes and pain or irritation
•Any skin lesions that are open and weeping or an unexplained rash
•Contagious illnesses
•Obvious signs that your child cannot comfortably participate in class activities (even without a fever)

Symptoms should be absent before the student returns to school. Children with communicable diseases will be excluded from school. Please contact your physician in these cases, and notify the nurse when a diagnosis is established. Please remember to call the attendance line or health office to report your student's absence before 9am.

Attendance Line: 847-673-1141, then press 3
Health Office: 847-673-1176

List of common contagious illnesses for which you should call the EPS Health Office include:

•Strep throat
•Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
•Chicken pox
•Impetigo

Parents are responsible for picking up their ill child or arranging transportation for him/her. Proper authorization must be on file or submitted if a person other than a parent or guardian is picking up the child.

Students cannot participate in extracurricular activities on the days they are absent from school or miss more than 50% of the school day. Exceptions may be made only for extenuating circumstances.



CPR Training

In August 2013, Public Act 098-0305 took effect.  This act requires the IHSA to be given a CPR training video to post on its website so that staff at IHSA-member schools can watch it.  The act also indicates school districts shall notify parents and encourage them to view the video, too. 

The following is a link to the act on the General Assembly’s website: 
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=098-0305&GA=98 

Over the past few months, many schools have contacted the IHSA inquiring about the video.  Until recently, no one has sent our office any such video.  However, we have now received a video from the Illinois State Board of Education.  The video can be accessed on the IHSA’s Sports Medicine page.


https://youtu.be/Zh_uWrNaVQI