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.email@example.com
DDE – Maureen Featherstone Maureen.firstname.lastname@example.org
Delta/Summit – Christine Goeppner Christine.email@example.com
ABS – Jennifer Ramirez Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org
HLR – Julie Voutiritsas Julie.email@example.com
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.
- Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) COVID-19 Hotline # 708-633-3319
- 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.
Please be advised that students, entering the 12th grade, are required to receive a second dose of 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.
Please contact the nurse’s office with any questions. (708) 499-2550 ext. 5780 or 5781.