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Welcome to Health Services

Meet Your School Nurse!

We are happy to support our students and families. Please use our contacts for any information regarding health and attendance.

MEYER students: Call 847-676-8360
Katie Orleans, R.N. can be reached by email at [email protected]

MIDDLETON students: Call 847-676-8020
Kim Durband, R.N. can be reached by email at [email protected]

McCRACKEN students: Call 847-676-8235
Marryann Warda, R.N. can be reached by email at [email protected]

Please report any absences to your building nurse by 8:00 a.m. Speak slowly and clearly and state the child’s full name, grade, teacher, date of absence, and reason. State law requires the school to attempt to contact you if you do not call to inform the school of your child’s absence. It is important that parent phone numbers are current and accurate.

Health Forms & Action Plans

Click or tap a title to download, save, and print these health forms.

Current School COVID-19 Guidance & General Health 

District 73.5 will be following the guidance of the Skokie Health Department (SHD), which falls in line with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).

If your child has any of the following, please keep your child home from school and notify the school nurse.
  • fever (100.4°F or higher)
  • new onset of moderate to severe headache
  • shortness of breath
  • new cough
  • sore throat
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • new loss of sense of taste or smell
  • new rash
  • live lice
Symptomatic Individuals
  • COVID testing is strongly recommended
  • Rapid COVID test upon symptom onset (day 0) and 24 hours later (day 1) 
  • If day 0 and day 1 tests are negative, and symptoms are resolved for 24 hours, student may return to school. Proof of a negative test should be submitted to your school’s nurse.
  • If symptoms persist beyond 24 hours, please keep the student home and contact your nurse.
COVID (+) Individuals
  • 5 days of isolation minimum 
  • Day 0 of 5 is the date of symptom onset or, if asymptomatic, date of specimen collection
  • Student may return to school on day 6 IF...
    • No fever for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication
    • Other symptoms are resolving
    • MUST mask days 6-10
Major Changes to Guidance
  • No social distancing
  • No quarantine for close contacts. Close Contacts will mask for 10 days regardless of vaccination status; testing on day 5 is recommended
  • No contact tracing in schools UNLESS clusters or outbreaks are identified
  • No Test-to-Stay and routine surveillance testing is no longer recommended by the CDC, IDPH, and SHD.
  • Masking is optional EXCEPT...
    • Masking is required in the Nurse’s/Health clerk’s office at all times
    • Student is returning from COVID (+) isolation; masking is required on days 6-10
    • Student has been identified as a close contact; masking required for 10 days post-exposure
Testing Options in District 73.5
  • Optional weekly SHIELD testing. Guardians must complete a OPT-IN consent form to have their child tested weekly.
  • A supply of rapid BinaxNow COVID tests are available in each building for students. These tests will be given by nurses to the guardians to administer at home for symptomatic children.

Please see these links for more information and COVID-19 Metrics in Skokie and Suburban Cook County, Region 10 in Illinois

Immunization Data

In accordance with Illinois Public Act 097-0910, District 73.5 makes publicly available the immunization data for Elizabeth Meyer, John Middleton Elementary, and Oliver McCracken Middle Schools. The district is required to submit this data to the State of Illinois on an annual basis. These reports summarize compliance data related to mandated immunizations and physical examinations.