School Nurse Information

Jamie Schoenbeck Nurse

email:jschoenbeck@sparta.k12.il.us

Phone Extension: 4301

Registration Requirements

All students that register at Sparta Lincoln School must show proof of residency at the time of registration.  Forms of proof include a power or water bill.  In addition, students going into Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grades have a health requirement that must be met.

Sports physicals DO NOT count for these physicals, but school physicals count for sports physicals.

Pre-School must have must have a physical, dental, and vision exam along with required immunizations and a certified copy of the child's birth certificate.

Kindergartners  must have a physical, dental, and vision exam along with required immunizations.  

Second graders must have a dental exam.

Sixth graders must have a physical and dental exam along with MMR and Varicella, Tdap, Meningococcal conjugate vaccine and Hepatitis B vaccines.  

When to Keep Students Home

Here are some reminders:

 

  • TEMPERATURE - Your child MUST remain home if he/she has an elevated temperature.  Doctors recommend that your child be fever-free, without medication, for 24 hours before returning to school.

  • DIARRHEA - Diarrhea which cannot be controlled.  Students should be free of diarrhea symptoms for 24 hours before coming to school.

  • VOMITING - Your child must not have vomited for 24 hours prior to returning to school.

  • CONTAGIOUS DISEASES - Your child must remain home when he/she shows symptoms of a contagious disease such as strep throat, conjunctivitis (pink eye), impetigo, ringworm and head lice, to name a few.  Please feel free to call the school nurse if you have any questions.

  • NASAL DISCHARGE - If your child has copious, continuous, uncontrollable greenish-yellow nasal discharge, this increases the risk of exposure and illness to other children and staff, please keep your child at home.

ILLNESS -A child's ability to learn, perform and behave can depend on how child feels physically.  The environment in a school setting in and of itself is one cause of illness.  Another factor is ill children being sent to school and exposing others to contagious diseases.

We ask that sick children remain at home if their illness is contagious and could cause illness in other children.  We ask you cooperation by calling school and informing the nurse of that illness as soon as possible so we can detect similar illnesses in others sooner.          

                                                                  

If your child becomes ill at school, the nurse will call you to pick him/her up.  

 

If your child has special medical or health problems, please inform the school nurse.  

  • HEAD LICE SCREENING - Periodic screening for pediculosis (head lice) is performed.  If the school nurse finds evidence of head lice, the child will be sent home for the parent to administer treatment.  Family doctors, the school nurse and pharmacists can provide treatment advice.  Upon completion of this treatment and before the child is allowed back in school, he/she must be re-examined by the school nurse.  Please call the school nurse if you suspect head lice, so that other children in the classroom can be checked.

  • MEDICATION - Sometimes medications need to be given during school hours.  Certain procedures must be followed to ensure the safety of all children.  No prescription medication will be given without parental and physician signatures.  No over-the-counter products will be given without parental authorization for administration.  Relevant side effects and all other specific information must be filled out by the child's parent and the child's physician.  Forms may be obtained from the school nurse.  Cough drops, for example, should not be sent to school with your child.  The child could easily choke if he/she took one while at recess.  If necessary, bring cough drops to the school nurse who will dispense them to the child.

If your child needs to be on prescription medication in school, please follow these guidelines:

  • PRESCRIPTION ORDER - When you go to the doctor, have the doctor write an order or fill out the school form and bring it into the school nurse.

  • LABELED PRESCRIPTION CONTAINER - At the pharmacy, ask for an extra container for school with the complete prescription label on it.

  • PERMISSION SLIP - Medical needs should be included on the medical permission slip.

  • PERSONAL ADULT DELIVERY - Parent/guardian MUST bring the medication into school personally, do not send with child.

Thank you for your cooperation in following these health precautions to protect your child and other children from illnesses.  

We know it can be difficult for working parents to have a sick child at home

Area Health Departments

Randolph County Health Department at 2515 State St Chester, IL 62233 offers vaccinations on Tuesdays by appointment only. To call for an appointment call: 618.826.5007.

 

Monroe County Health Department at 901 Illinois Avenue Waterloo, Illinois  62298 offers vaccinations Monday-Friday by appointment only.  For an appointment call:  618.939.3871

Transit will provide transportation for the scheduled fee charged.

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Every Child is Eligible

 

Whether you pay cash, use private insurance, are on the state of Illinois medical card, or are eligible for grant coverage (children on free or reduced lunch programs), every single child may be seen. Simply fill out our consent form given to you by your school. Or, if you have misplaced your form, you can simply click on the FORMS / DOWNLOADS link (below) on this website and download another one. 

We specialize in on-location Examinations, Cleanings, Fluoride Treatments, and placement of Sealants (as needed). In addition, our company uniquely offers follow-up surgical treatment (if needed) and in-class dental education instruction given by professionals.

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