Asthma, Seizures & Diabetes
An increased awareness of asthma is needed to keep students safe at school. The Health Services staff maintains a list of students with asthma to share with staff on a need-to-know basis. Asthma information and recommended actions for responding to emergency events, including emergency medication, are provided to staff.
Illinois law requires students with asthma to provide an Asthma Action Plan that guides staff response.
Epilepsy can be scary and an often challenging health concern to manage for both parents and students. A thorough understanding of a student's seizure history is important for the school team in order to support and protect the student throughout their school day. Parents are encouraged to reach out to the school nurse if your child has a history of seizures and our health office team will need documentation from your provider in order to properly train staff working with your child as well as develop an individualized health plan and emergency plan.
To be completed by your provider:
To be completed by parents:
Managing diabetes in the school setting requires parents and health office staff to work closely together. Your school nurse will assist in ensuring that staff working with your student have the training and information they need to keep them safe throughout the school day. They will also assist in developing a 504 plan to ensure that they have the accommodations they need to be safe and supported throughout the school environment.
In order for us to support your child, we will need a diabetes medical management plan from their endocrinologist. You may provide us with one from the office or have your office complete ours:
We also recommend having back up supplies in the health office, even if your student is independent in their daily care. Please contact your student's health office with any questions.