Nurse's Office

Illinois School Health Record Requirements

Physical Requirements:

9th graders:

  • Incoming freshmen students must submit a physical examination (dated within 12 months of the first day of school) with required immunizations at the time of registration.  This physical will be acceptable for participation in athletics for one year and 30 days from the date of the physical.  Students may not participate in interscholastic sports or team practice until they have filed a sport physical with the athletic office. 
  • Sport physicals cannot be accepted as the required freshmen physicals.

All 9th graders are required to have a physical exam before entering high school.  Click on the following  link to get a copy of the needed form.   Medical Form

Any 9th grade student not in compliance with the physical and immunization requirements will be excluded from school beginning October 15th until the correct information is submitted to the nurse’s office.

Transfer students (Grades 10, 11, 12):

From an Illinois High School:

  • Students must present a copy of their 9th grade physical, or more current complete physical, with updated immunizations, at the time of registration.  A sport physical does not meet this requirement.

From another state or military base:

  • Students must present a copy of their high school physical with updated immunizations at the time of registration.  If the previous high school did not require a physical, the students have 30 days to complete the Illinois state requirement. The physical must be completed on the Illinois state form. A sport physical does not meet this requirement.
  • OR: If submitting a prior physical, the physical exam must have been completed/dated within 12 months of the first day of school for the new student, and the form submitted must contain all required parts of the Illinois state form.  A sport physical does not meet this requirement. 
  • Must complete an Illinois Eye Exam Form obtained from the nurse.

From another country:

  • The student has 30 days to complete the Illinois state requirements of a physical and updated immunizations.  The physical must be completed on the Illinois state form.  A sport physical does not meet this requirement.
  • OR: If submitting a prior physical, the physical exam must have been completed/dated within 12 months of the first day of school for the new student, and the form submitted must contain all required parts of the Illinois state form.  A sport physical does not meet this requirement.
  • Must complete an Illinois Eye Exam Form obtained from the nurse.

 

The following immunizations are REQUIRED for ALL high school students in accordance with The Illinois School Code and Department of Public Health: 

  • Diptheria-Tetanus-Pertussis (DTaP):  Three or more doses of DPT or DT with the last dose being a booster on or after the 4th birthday.
  • Tetanus-diptheria-pertussis (Tdap):  One dose regardless of the interval since last DTaP, DT, or Td.
  • Poliomyelitis (OPV or IPV): Primary series of two or three doses, plus one booster after the 4th birthday.
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR):  Two doses: the first dose must be after the first birthday and the second dose no less than one month later.  Laboratory evidence of immunity is acceptable.
  • Hepatitis B Series:  Series of three injections. 28 days between first dose & second dose; two months between second dose & third dose; four months between first dose & third dose.  Laboratory evidence of immunity is acceptable.
  • Varicella (chicken pox):  Two doses required for 9th and 10th graders, one dose for grades 11 - 12, or must show proof of disease with date, verified by physician.  Laboratory evidence of immunity is acceptable.
  • Meningococcal (MCV4):  Meningococcal (MCV4):  Beginning in 2015-2016 school year - Required for 12th graders:  2 doses required, with the 1stdose given on or after the 10th birthday and the second dose at least eight weeks after the 1st.  Only one dose is required if the first does was received at 16 years of age or older.

The following immunizations are recommended but not required: 

  • Hepatitis A:  Series of two injections, six months apart. 
  • Tuberculosis (TB) skin test:  Not a vaccine (the Mantoux method)
  • HPV (Human papillomavirus):  Series of three injections. For girls and boys ages 11 years and older.  Second dose two months after first dose.  Third dose six months after first dose.
 

Vernon Hills High School - Concussion Care Overview

It is important to understand that every concussion is different and every recovery from a concussion is different.  Do not judge your recovery on how you recovered last time or how your friend recovered from a concussion.  Each concussion is unique and each recovery from a concussion is unique.

Concussion Symptoms:

Dizziness

Headache

Nausea

Feeling mentally foggy

Difficulty remembering

Sensitivity to noise

Sensitivity to light

Inability to focus/concentrate

Difficulty reading

Feeling slowed down

Feeling more sad or irritable

Don’t feel right

Unusually sleepy

Difficulty sleeping

Loss of appetite

Symptoms that should result in an immediate visit to the Emergency Room:

Loss of consciousness

Obvious or suspected  head or neck deformity

Seizure activity

Severe nausea or vomiting

Severe headache or dizziness

Unequal or unresponsive pupils

Sustain Possible Concussion?

  1. Remove student from activity.

  2. School contacts parents of student.

  3. Student is seen by VHHS Certified Athletic Trainers, Dr. Hunt at Illinois Bone and Joint - or other physician of their choosing for a concussion assessment.

    • VHHS Certified Athletic Trainers or physician determines that a concussion was not sustained - return to normal activities with note from VHHS Certified Athletic Trainers or physician to school nurse and certified athletic trainer (if you went to a physician).

    • VHHS Certified Athletic Trainers or physician determines that a concussion was sustained - begin Return to Learn Progression with note from physician to school nurse and certified athletic trainer (if you went to a physician).

      For the Return to Learn Progression - Three Step Process (click here)

 

Lake County Health Department web site:

Lake County Health Department-Immunization Program