At Daniel Wright Junior High, we work hard for the health and well being of your child. If your child has a medical need or condition, such as a food allergy, asthma, diabetes or anything that needs to be addressed in the nurse's office, please contact me if you have not done so already. We can review school policy and paperwork that may be needed from your child's pediatrician.
Medications: Please remember for safety reasons, no medication, over-the-counter or prescription, can be sent in with your child, and a doctor's authorization must be given in writing to administer over-the-counter and prescription medications. A medication authorization form can be found on the Daniel Wright Health & Wellness webpage under "health/wellness forms".
Illness: If your child is diagnosed with strep, pink eye, or any communicable disease, please call the School Nurse's Office and leave a message. A courtesy note will go home to students in your child's grade that a communicable disease has been reported which is helpful for other parents in the grade. While lice is not a communicable illness, it should also be reported.
We have a 24-hour school illness policy at District 103. Your child must be fever, vomit, and diarrhea-free for at least 24 hours without fever reducing medication before they can return to school. They must be on an antibiotic medication for 24 hours before returning with strep or pink eye or any other contagious disease that requires an antibiotic. Additionally, if your child goes home sick on the day of a scheduled night time school event, (e.g., portfolios, diversity night) they MAY NOT participate in that evening's event. This policy allows your child the necessary time to recover from their illness, and staying home that extra day helps them to recover and build up their resistance, without infecting other classmates.
Food Policy: All classrooms are peanut/tree nut free. Daily classroom snacks can consist only of fruit, vegetables, yogurt, and cheese. No other snacks are permitted in the classroom. No veggie sticks unless they are real vegetables; no cheese crackers are permitted. In the lunchroom, students are permitted to bring what they wish for lunch. There is a peanut/tree nut free lunch table for those students who require an allergen free area to eat.
Birthdays: We ask that if you are bringing in goodie bags for your child's birthday--only non-food items be sent. Children love to receive stickers, bubbles, key chains, etc.
Injury/Illness, Physician Notes: Should your child be injured requiring medical attention for a strain/sprain or break, an activity note from the doctor is required for participating/not participating in PE. This note will indicate the level of activity your child can participate in during PE class as well as for the duration of recovery. If your child is recovering from an illness, and you request they stay out of PE/recess, we will honor a parent note for two days only. Additional non-participation time must be written by a doctor.
Vision and Hearing Screenings: Mrs. Brunning will start vision and hearing screenings at the end of September. The State of Illinois mandates that students in grade 8 have a vision screening. Hearing and vision screenings are completed for all new students to the district and students receiving special education services.
Thank you in advance, and if you have any additional questions, please contact me at 847-295-1560 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kelly Brunning R.N, PEL-CSN
Certified School Nurse