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Information from Nurse Jamie

Announcement from Nurse Jamie
I will be available in my health office on August  21, and 22nd from 3pm to 5pm for parents to drop off health office paper work, medications and action plans for the 2014-2015 school year. I would be happy to set up a private appointment with parents who need to discuss medical concerns before the start of the school year. You can email me at with requests.
Reminder!! All medications (This includes prescription and over the counter medications)  need to have a physician order and all medications need to be labeled with the prescribing information printed on the label. A physician’s order form can be printed from this link:
Actions plans for Food Allergy, Asthma, and Seizures are required 
Links for action plans are as follows:
Health Forms that need to be submitted preferably by the first day of school or by  October 15 are as follows
-Certificate of Child Health and Proof of Immunizations for all Kindergarten students and all students transferring from out of the district. A letter of Religious Exemption can be turned in for those declining vaccinations. Proof of a lead screening result from the age of 6 months to 6 years is required for Oak Park which is a high risk area for lead. If your kindergarten student has never been screened for lead, it will need to be done.
You can review District 97 Health Requirements at this link:
Vision Exam is required by October 15, 2014 for all Kindergarten and students transferring into the Illinois school system for the first time.

Dental Exam is required by May 15, 2015 for all Kindergarten and 2nd Grade

Here is a link to the D97 website where health forms can be found:

Please contact Nurse Jamie for any issues or questions related to the required forms. If exams cannot be scheduled until after October 15th, proof of appointment can be turned in to Nurse Jamie to maintain compliance with state requirements.

Jamie Peterson,RN,BSN,CSN-IL
School Nurse for Washington Irving Elementary School
Oak Park School District 97

Form and Fee Night – August 14, 2014 – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Class lists!
Eagle Extras Information!
Pay your fees!
Ask questions!

Form & Fee Night is Thursday, August 14, from 4:30-6:30pm. If you have not already paid your school fees and lunch fees online then bring your checkbook to Irving at this time to do so.  The form is available on the District 97 website.

More fun than that, though, is seeing the class assignment lists that are posted. Look outside the school’s front door to see which teacher your child has. Note that the lists will come down that night in order to make some changes. Class lists are not posted online for privacy reasons. (Please do not share photos of a class list on Facebook or other public online setting.)

The school is open on Form & Fee night, so new families can tour around on their own and the kids MIGHT be able to peek in their new classrooms.

Eagle Extras, Irving’s after-school program will have information about Fall Class Offerings, and when registration will begin this year.  More details to follow.

Families do not have to stay for the whole time. Just drop by and say hello while you fill out forms, ask any questions of the front office staff or the school nurse, visit the PTO info table and hang out with parents you haven’t seen in a while.

See you soon!