Student Health Care
School Procedures for Illness or Injury
Students who become ill or injured during the school day should obtain a pass from their teacher to go to the health care office. If the student must be sent home, the health care representative will call and ask the parent or guardian to pick up the child. If it is a high school student who drives to school, the health care representative will call the parent or guardian to obtain permission for the student to leave school. If a determination is made that paramedic assistance is necessary, 9-1-1 will be called and the child will be taken to a nearby hospital. Each village sets its own fee for ambulance transportation.
Any student with a temperature of 100 degrees or above, or who has experienced vomiting or diarrhea within the previous 24 hours, will not be allowed to remain in school. The parents will be contacted and asked that the child be taken home or to a doctor. The student must be symptom free for 24 hours without medications before returning to school.
Schaumburg Christian School will adhere to the state guidelines for any student receiving a concussion at or away from school. Please review Schaumburg Christian School's Concussion Care Protocol for these guidelines.
Emergency Treatment Release/Medication Authorization
At the beginning of the school year all parents or guardians are required to complete an Emergency Treatment Release/Medication Authorization Form. One form is required for each student in attendance at Schaumburg Christian School. These forms are sent out by email once you are enrolled and are to be completed electronically.
It is important that the emergency contact phone numbers for your family stay current. If there has been a change in a mobile phone number, a job change, or a change in emergency contacts, please complete the Information Update Form and submit it to the school office. You may pick up this form in the school office or call the office to update your information.
Participation in Physical Education Class or Recess
As a general rule, if a student is well enough to attend school, he is well enough to attend physical education classes and recess. With written parental verification, a child may be excused from physical education or outdoor activities for up to three days following an illness or injury. If a student is unable to participate in a regular physical education class or recess for more than three (3) days, the health care office must be given a medical excuse from a physician stating the nature and time limitation of the condition.
All required health records are due by the beginning of school. If they are not submitted by October 15, a student may lose his privilege to attend classes at Schaumburg Christian School.
All immunizations must be current according to the requirements of the State of Illinois. Students who fail to comply with these requirements may not be allowed to attend to school. Transfer students are expected to meet the same requirements.
Schaumburg Christian School does not provide medical insurance to cover injuries to students. If a student is injured at school, the insurance claim must be handled through the child's or family's insurance policy.
Whenever possible, medication should be administered in the home. At times when medication must be given during the school day, parents are responsible to ensure that all medication, along with written orders from a physician, be turned in to the Health Care office or the school office as soon as the child arrives at school. Medication must be brought to the school in the original package.
In order for a child to receive medication during school hours, the parent or guardian must complete a medication disbursement label. Please see someone in the health office for a label. Whenever feasible, the child should self-administer medication under adult supervision.
If your child has a food or medical allergy, you will also need to complete the Food Allergy Action Plan
View more details on the SCS Medication Policy.
The State of Illinois requires students at varying grade levels to have a current dental examination within one year prior to starting that grade level. Transfer students must meet the same requirements. Please refer to the Illinois Health Requirements located at the top of this page.
Download a copy of the State of Illinois Dental Examination Form.
The State of Illinois requires students at varying grade levels to have a current physical examination within one year prior to starting that grade level. Transfer students must meet the same requirements. Please refer to the Illinois Health Requirements located at the top of this page.
Download a copy of the State of Illinois Child Health Examination Form.
The State of Illinois requires students at varying grade levels to have a current vision examination within one year prior to starting that grade level. Transfer students must meet the same requirements. Please refer to the Illinois Health Requirements located at the top of this page.
Download a copy of the State of Illinois Child Vision Examination Form.
Before participating in the interscholastic sports program, a student must have a physical exam within one year of the start of the specific sport.
Download a copy of the Sports Physical Examination Form.