Troy CCSD 30-C provides the services of eight (8) registered nurses and one (1) licensed practical nurse who assumes the title of Medical Aide and performs duties as determined by the administration. If your child needs to take medicine during the course of the school day, please go to the Health Forms link and download, print, and send the Administering Medication Form to school with your child.
Medication must be brought to school by a parent/guardian.
Additional information on administering medication is also provided for your convenience.
Troy CCSD 30-C Nursing Staff
District Nursing Coordinator - Sandy Smith, R.N. 815-230-9920
Craughwell - Jayme O'Brien, R.N. 815-577-7313
Cronin - Laura Bolyn, R.N., Lori Dorman, R.N. 815-577-7314
Heritage Trail - Elizabeth Kacena, R.N. 815-577-9195
Hofer - Nicole Koncel, R.N. 815-577-6758
Shorewood - Sharman Strode R.N. 815-577-7312
William B. Orenic (WBO) - Juanita Hollenbeck L.P.N. 815-577-6759
Troy Middle School (TMS) - Sandy Smith, R.N., Danielle Oppermann, R.N. 815-230-9920
Parents may be required to provide a physician’s note before a child returns to school if absences exceed three (3) consecutive days due to illness.
The Department of Public Health states that children who have the following illnesses must remain at home for a required time period:
Vomiting and Temp 100 degrees and above - Students are required to stay at home for 24 hours after the onset of symptoms and must be symptom-free (without fever-reducing medicine) for 24 hours before returning to school.
- Continuous Excessive cough - Students are required to stay at home for 24 hours after the onset of symptoms.
- Pink Eye - Students are required to stay at home for 24 hours after the onset of symptoms related to an eye(s) that is draining, itching, and/or appear pink, red, or swollen. The student must be on an antibiotic eye drop for 24 hours before returning to school. A doctor's note is required for a student's return to school. The doctor's note must be delivered to the school nurse prior to the student resuming attendance.
- Chicken Pox - Isolation is required for at least five (5) days after the eruption of the last vesicles or until the vesicle became dry. Measles bullet- Isolation and exclusion from school for at least 4 days after the appearance of the rash. Student cases where there is a choice not to get the vaccine or are unable to be vaccinated due to medical reasons should be excluded from school until 21 days of rash onset in the last case of the measles in the school.
- Measles- Isolation is required and exclusion for nine (9) days following the swelling of the glands. Susceptible close contacts should be excluded from school from 12-25 days after exposure.
- Mumps - Isolation is required for nine (9) days following the swelling of the glands.
- Lice- Any student having head lice will be sent home for treatment. The Nurse will examine the child's hair before being allowed to return to class. Students will not be allowed to resume bus transportation until cleared by the Nurse.
- Rash, Ringworm, Skin Conditions, Wounds - Students will not be allowed to attend school with any noticeable rash or skin condition unless a physician's note is on file stating the student's condition is NOT contagious. Any lesion or wound that shows signs of drainage must be covered.
- Scarlet Fever, Impetigo, or Fifth's Disease - Isolation is required. Students are excluded from school until seen by a doctor and will not be allowed to return to school until a note is received from a doctor stating the student is NOT contagious.
Homebound & Hospital Illnesses
A student who is absent from school, or whose physician, physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse anticipates his or her absence from school, because of a medical condition may be eligible for instruction in the student’s home or hospital. A student who is unable to attend school because of pregnancy will be provided home instruction, correspondence courses, or other courses of instruction before (1) the birth of the child when the student’s physician indicates, in writing, that she is medically unable to attend regular classroom instruction, and (2) for up to 3 months after the child’s birth or a miscarriage.For information on home or hospital instruction, contact your child’s school.
Student Blood Contact Incidents
The Illinois Department of Labor adopted the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) regulations on bloodborne pathogens. Students who are involved in a blood incident (exposure of a student's blood to any school district employee in any manner in which a student's blood could have penetrated non-intact skin, eyes, mouth or other mucous membranes) may be requested to have their blood tested for bloodborne pathogens at the expense of the school district. Parents or guardians will be asked to allow their child to be tested. All laws pertaining to confidentiality will be followed. The OHSA regulations apply only to students who have blood incidents with school district employees. The OHSA regulations do not apply to students who are exposed to other students’ blood. All questions pertaining to this policy should be directed to the Superintendent.
Abuse & Neglect
Section 4 of The Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act states "Any...school personnel...having reasonable cause to believe a child known to them in their professional capacity may be an abused child or a neglected child shall immediately report or cause a report to be made to the Department..., they shall notify the person in charge...that such report has been made." The report shall be made immediately by calling 1-800-252-2873. This number is the Child Abuse Hotline that has been established by the Department of Children and Family Services for the reporting of child abuse/neglect situations.
Required Health Examinations and Immunizations
All students are required to present appropriate proof that the student received a State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination and the immunizations against, and screenings for, preventable communicable diseases within one year prior to:
1. Entering Preschool, Kindergarten or the first grade;
2. Entering the sixth grade; and
3. Enrolling in an Illinois school for the first time, regardless of the student’s grade.
The required health examinations must include a diabetes screening (diabetes testing is not required) and a statement from a physician ensuring “risk-assessed” or screened for lead poisoning.
Proof of immunization against meningococcal disease is required for students in grades 6 and 12.
For additional information regarding the immunization requirements for students, please visit the Troy 30-C Health Services webpage.
6th Grade Vaccine Requirements
All students will show proof of receipt of one dose of Tdap vaccine and one dose of Meningococcal vaccine at their 6th Grade physical.
Failure to comply with the above requirements by the first attendance day of the current school year will result in the student’s exclusion from school until the required health forms are presented to the school, subject to certain exceptions. Out-of-state students who register mid-term shall have 30 days following registration to comply with the health examination and immunization regulations. If a medical reason prevents a student from receiving a required immunization by October 15, the student must present, by October 15, an immunization schedule and a statement of the medical reasons causing the delay. The schedule and statement of medical reasons must be signed by an appropriate medical professional. Please contact your child’s physician should you have any questions regarding these vaccines.
A student may be exempted from the above requirements for:
1. Religious grounds if the student’s parent/guardian presents to the school nurse a completed Certificate of Religious Exemption, pending Superintendent approval;
2. Health examination or immunization requirements on medical grounds if a physician provides written verification;
3. Eye examination requirement if the student’s parent/guardian shows an undue burden or lack of access to a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches who provides eye examinations or a licensed optometrist; or
4. Dental examination requirement if the student’s parent/guardian shows an undue burden or a lack of access to a dentist.
Parents of students entering kindergarten or an Illinois school for the first time shall present proof before October 15th of the school year that the student received an eye examination within one year prior to entry of kindergarten or the school. A physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches or a licensed optometrist must perform the required eye examination.
If a student fails to present proof before October 15th of the school year, the school may hold the student’s report card until the student presents proof: (1) of a completed eye examination, or (2) that an eye examination will take place within 60 days after October 15th. Schools shall not exclude a student from attending school due to failure to obtain an eye examination.
A student will be exempted from this requirement if parents/guardians show an undue burden or lack of access to a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches who provides eye examinations or a licensed optometrist, or upon religious or medical grounds as described herein.
A student may be exempt from this policy’s requirement on Religious grounds if the student’s parent/guardian presents to the school nurse a completed Certificate of Religious Exemption, pending Superintendent approval. A student may be exempt from health examination or immunization on medical grounds if a physician provides written verification.
Vision/hearing screening will be done, as mandated, for the following children:
● 2nd grade
● 1st and 3rd grades (Hearing only)
● 8th grade (Vision only)
● All special education students upon evaluation or re-evaluation
● Students new to the District
Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye/vision evaluation by an eye doctor. A child is not required to undergo a vision screening if an optometrist or ophthalmologist completes a signed report form indicating that an examination has been administered within the previous twelve (12) months and that evaluation is on file at the school. Vision screening is NOT an option. If a vision examination report is not on file at the school for a child, he/she will be screened as indicated above.
Illinois law requires that all students in Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grade present proof of having been examined by a dentist within eighteen (18) months of May 15 of the relevant school year. Children may be exempt because of religious exemption or pursuant to a waiver for children who show an undue burden or a lack of access to a dentist, in accordance with the rules of the Illinois Department of Public Health.