When we return to in-person learning we will be following Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), and Skokie Health Department (SHD) guidelines.
Symptoms of COVID-19
- fever (100.4°F or higher)
- new onset of moderate to severe headache
- shortness of breath
- new cough
- sore throat
- new loss of sense of taste or smell
- fatigue from unknown cause
- muscle or body aches from unknown cause
If one student is ill or sent home from school all siblings must also stay home until an alternative diagnosis or negative COVID test is received by the school nurse.
Students with one or more of the COVID-19 symptoms will only be readmitted to school with:
- Healthcare provider note documenting there is no clinical suspicion for COVID-19 and indicate an alternative diagnosis OR
- Documentation of a negative RT-PCR COVID test OR
- Parent/guardian note indicating at least 10 days have passed, symptom(s) have subsided, and the student is fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.
Please notify your school nurse if anyone in the family has been tested for COVID-19.
Please be safe
The 3 Ws can make a big difference in controlling the spread of COVID-19:
Please see these links for more information and COVID-19 Metrics in Skokie and Suburban Cook County, Region 10 in Illinois:
Parents are required to telephone the school to report all student absences or late arrivals to the Nurse or Health Clerk. Please state the child’s complete name, grade, teacher, date of absence and reason. Please speak slowly and clearly. 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.
MEYER students: Call 847-676-8360 before 8:30 a.m.
→ Katie Orleans, R.N. can be reached by email at [email protected]
MIDDLETON students: Call 847-676-8020 by 8:00 a.m.
→ Karen Schertzing, L.P.N. can be reached by email at [email protected]
Requests for homework should be made to the teacher.
McCRACKEN students: Call 847-676-8235 before 8:00 a.m.
→ Mary Madigan, R.N. can be reached by email at [email protected]
If a student is absent from school for more than two days, parents may request homework by leaving a message with the Nurse. The Nurse will then inform the teachers, and assignments will be left in the school office (on the counter) for parents or friends to pick up after 3:15 p.m. For a one-day absence, students are responsible for finding out about assignments.
If you would like to speak with the Nurse/Health Clerk during regular school hours, please call between 7:45 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays).
Health Forms & Action Plans
Click or tap a title to download, save, and print these health forms.
- Certificate of Child Health Exam
Preschool, kindergarten, 6th grade, and all new students
- Dental Examination Form
Kindergarten, 2nd grade, 6th grade, and all new students
- Eye Exam Report
Kindergarten and all new students
- Authorization to Administer Medication
- Dental Exam Waiver
All students who are unable to obtain the required dental examination
- Eye Exam Waiver
All students who are unable to obtain the required eye examination
- ATHLETIC FORMS
McCracken only (6th-8th grade); required for participation in any sports including Cheerleading
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.