The link to Physical and Dental Forms can be found below. All 6th grade students must have a current year Physical and Dental examination on file with the school nurse.
In the event of illness, children will be sent to the nurse’s office. The nurse will contact parents/guardians if a child needs to be released from school. Please note that we do not have the facilities to house ill or injured children for extended periods of time. If a parent/guardian cannot pick-up a child, please have an alternate plan available. The school nurse must be notified in writing of any health related issue that requires special medical assistance during the school day.
Emergency Forms must be completed at the beginning of each school year. OLHMS will need names and telephone numbers of at least three (3) people in case a parent/guardian cannot be reached in an emergency. Students will not be released to anyone not listed on the emergency form. Please notify the school office of any changes in emergency contact information as soon as possible.
Medicine at School
Medication procedures have been established for the safety of each person in the building. Students who require medication during the school day must complete a School Authorization for Medication Form on file with the school nurse. Only medications necessary to maintain a child in school during school hours may be administered to a student. All medication will be stored in a locked cabinet. In all cases, the school retains the discretion to reject a request for administering medication. Should a student require a continuing program of medication such as an inhaler, it can be demonstrated that the student is of responsible age; arrangements can be made for self-administration of the medicine. Please contact the school nurse for the proper forms and procedures to implement this process. Students may not carry on their person or store in their locker any prescription and/or non-prescription medications. Non-prescription medications include, but are not limited to: cough medicine and/or drops, Tylenol, aspirin, eye drops, etc. Students abusing this policy will be subject to disciplinary action.
During the school day, all accidents are reported immediately to the school office. Prompt attention will be given to any student injured during school hours. An accident report will accompany all injuries, and every attempt will be made to notify parents at home or work to obtain specific instructions. However, if the emergency requires medical response, the student will be taken to an area hospital. Parents are responsible for the cost of medical transportation.
The Illinois School Code now requires a dental examination for all children in kindergarten, second, and sixth grade. The dental examination form is to be completed by May 15th of the grade requirement. This law became effective on July 1, 2005 and applies to all public, private, and parochial schools in Illinois.
Illness at School
If a student becomes ill while in school, he/she must obtain a pass from the classroom teacher and then report to the nurse's office. Parents will be contacted if the illness seems serious or if it is accompanied by a noticeable fever.
Student accident insurance covering injury to students while at school or on the way to and from school is now provided for all students. We encourage parents/guardians to consider the optional twenty-four hour insurance to cover injuries away from school. Information on additional insurance coverage is sent home the first week of school,
Please be aware that the vision screening provided by the district is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor. Children are not required to undergo the vision screening if an optometrist or ophthalmologist has completed and signed a report form indicating that an examination has been administered within the previous 12 months.