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COVID-19 Information

We follow Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), and Skokie Health Department (SHD) guidelines.

If your child has any of the following symptoms of COVID-19 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
  • fatigue from unknown cause
  • muscle or body aches from unknown cause

Per the CDC, congestion and runny nose are also symptoms of COVID-19 however, they are not exclusion symptoms at this time.

Students with one or more of the COVID-19 symptoms will only be readmitted to school with:
  1. Documentation of a negative RT-PCR COVID test taken on Day 2 of symptoms OR
  2. 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 a household member has been tested for COVID-19.

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

Student Absence

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]

McCRACKEN students: Call 847-676-8235 before 8:00 a.m.
→ Mary Madigan, R.N. can be reached by email at [email protected]

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.

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.