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Hinsdale South Health Services

The health office is staffed by two registered nurses. They provide direct services to students with the goal of assisting them in achieving an optimal level of physical and mental health. The philosophy of the Health Office is based on the belief that optimum health is essential for learning and enhances school success.

School health services include:
·         Providing basic management of acute and chronic illnesses and injuries through assessment,
     intervention, referral, and evaluation.
·         Immunization monitoring.
·         Medication and treatment administration.
·         Health counseling and education.
·         Provision of mandated screenings.
·         Collaboration/Consultation with students, staff, parents, and health care providers to provide for optimal
     student health

Health Services/Nurses’ Office
Located in Room 137
Karen Banks, RN, BSN- kbanks@hinsdale86.org
Mary Baumbach, RN, BSN- mbaumbac@hinsdale86.org

Phone: 630-468-4595/4596
FAX:    630-468-4615

 Health Requirements

  Physical and Immunizations

All students entering high school for the first time must have a current physical and certification of required immunizations as outlined by the Illinois Department of Public Health in order to begin school.  Students will not be able to complete the registration process in August without the health forms on file with the Health office.

Students other than freshmen transferring into district from an Illinois school must have a 9th grade or more recent physical and certification of immunizations in order to complete the registration process. 

Students from out-of-state or out-of-country have 30 days from registration to meet the mandated requirements.

NEW ILLINOIS STATE LAW:  MEINGOCOCCAL VACCINE REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016

Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, any child entering 12th grade must show proof of having received two (2) doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine prior to entering the 12th grade. The first dose shall have been received on or after the 11th birthday. The second dose shall have been received on or after the 16th birthday and must be administered at least eight (8) weeks after the first dose. If the first dose is administered when the child is 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required.

If your child has not received one does of the meningitis vaccine (brand name: Menactra or Manveo) after their 16th birthday prior to the first day of senior year they will not receive their schedule and will be excluded from school until proof can be provided. If you have questions, please contact Hinsdale South's School Nurse, Karen Banks, at kbanks@hinsdale86.org

 

Hinsdale South High School | 7401 S. Clarendon Hills Road | Darien, Illinois 60561 | Phone: (630) 468-4000 | Attendance Line: (630) 468-4555