Health Services

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

The nursing staff of District 218 wanted to reach out to you during this difficult time to let you know that we are thinking about you and wishing you well. We are available to provide health and wellness support via email, phone conference, or video conference. Please reach out to us so we can address any concerns you may have or schedule a chat.  Please know that our ability to assess and respond to more serious concerns is limited. If you have a life-threatening emergency situation, you should contact 911 immediately. If you believe you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, contact your primary care physician.

We can be reached via email Monday – Friday between 9am - 2pm. Please contact your respective building nurse below.

 

ATP – Margaret Eber  Margaret.eber@chsd218.org    

DDE – Maureen Featherstone   Maureen.featherstone@chsd218.org    

Delta/Summit – Christine Goeppner   Christine.goeppner@chsd218.org 

ABS – Jennifer Ramirez   Jennifer.ramirez@chsd218.org 

HLR – Julie Voutiritsas   Julie.voutiritsas@chsd218.org 

 

Your health and safety are our top concerns.  The best way to prevent COVID-19 illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Although it may be difficult to remain away from school and friends, social distancing can reduce the spread of the disease. Here are some additional steps you can take to protect yourself and your families.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick. Ask a friend or neighbor to go to the store for you.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.

 

Below are some additional resources for updated information regarding COVID 19.

  1. Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) COVID-19 Hotline # 708-633-3319
  2. https://cookcountyhealth.org/
  3. https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19
  4. Phone Advice Line Guidelines for Children (2-17 years) or Adults (≥ 18 years) with Possible COVID-19 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/phone-guide/index.html

Please take care of yourselves and your families.

Margie Eber

Maureen Featherstone

Christine Goeppner

Jennifer Ramirez

Julie Voutiritsas

 
Attention Incoming Freshmen
The School Code of Illinois requires that each student entering 9th grade have a physical examination completed by a licensed physician, advanced practice nurse, or physicians assistant. The physical exam must be on the State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination Form and up-to-date immunizations compliant with the Illinois Department of Public Health. Your child will not be given a class schedule without this health information. A sport physical will not be accepted in place of a Certificate of Child Health Examination for school entry.
 
Illinois state law also requires all 9th graders to have proof a dental exam as well. 
 
Attention Incoming Seniors
Please be advised that students entering the 12th grade are required to receive the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4). The immunization requirement consists of two doses for the 12th grade entrance unless the first dose was administered to a child who was 16 years or older, in which case only one dose would be required at the 12th grade entrance. Proof of this requirement must be turned in to the Nurse’s office in order for your child to receive a schedule.  
 
Nurses
Jennifer Ramirez, BSN, RN, PEL-CSN
Office 708-371-1111 x3780
 
Katelyn Gallagher, RN
Office 708-371-1111 x3782 
 
Harriet Kawalko, LPN
Office 708-371-1111 x3781
 
Fax Number 708-272-8454
 
 
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
For the most recent information about COVID-19 and additional resources, please visit https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19