Health Services

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    Welcome to Deerfield High School Health Services! 

    If your student has tested positive for COVID-19, was identified as a close contact, or has COVID-19 symptoms and has or will be attending services at DHS, then please contact health services during office hours. If any of these situations apply please do not send your student to the building until you have received clearance from a Health Services staff member or an Administrator. 

    In order to return to campus after your student has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or being identified as a close contact, you must provide the school a release from isolation/quarantine letter from Lake County Health Department. Please contact Lake County Health Department at 847-377-8130 5 days before your anticipated release date in order to give them time to provide the letter.

    Office Hours:

    • Regular days: 7:15 am to 3:15 pm
    • Late start days: 9:45 am to 3:15 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

    Health Services is required to follow the IDPH and Lake County Health Department Guidelines as indicated in the chart below. These guidelines are subject to change.

     IDPH Guidance

     

    COVID-19 CDC Guidelines and Recommendations 

    Lake County COVID Testing Resources

     Lake County Information about Coronavirus: Please follow these links to information about coronavirus in Lake County:

    Coronavirus (English)

    Coronavirus (Spanish) 

    Students: If you become ill during the school day, please follow the protocol in the DHS Student Handbook 

    • Come to Health Services Room B 102 to see your School Nurse who will assess you for illness or injury.
    • Health Services will contact your parent/guardian if you must be sent home. You will be given a "Leave Campus" pass from Health Services to exit through Security at the Main entrance 
    • If you leave campus without following these procedures you will have an unexcused absence for classes missed and this will not be reversed.
    • Please do not have your parent/guardian call Attendance about going home ill during the school day. They should contact Health Services directly at  224.632.3200.
      

    Annual reminders

    If your student has a known health condition such as asthma, diabetes, or food allergies please provide Health Services with:

    • Needed medication
    • Permission to Administer Medication form: find a link on the "Important Documents" Health Service webpage 
    • Action Plan: find a link on the "Important Documents" Health Service webpage 
    • Supplies for the School Nurse to treat your student effectively during the school day
    • DHS Health Services has a stock supply of acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin), however, only students who have D113 Permission to Administer Medication form on file will be able to have these dispensed during the school day.  
    • Reminder: District 113 policy does not allow students to carry any medication, prescription or non-prescription, on campus during the school day; exceptions are epinephrine auto-injectors, asthma rescue inhalers, and diabetes medication.

    Please feel free to contact us at 224-632-3200 if you have any questions.