Health Information

  • A trained staff provides quality care to the children in the Deerfield District #109 schools. The District employs registered nurses at every school who is available to provide needed nursing care, first aid, administer daily physician-prescribed medication, and support student health plans. Mary Phelps, District Nurse oversees all health services.


Health Office Staff

When to Send Your Child Back to School

  • As if it weren’t difficult enough to figure out when to keep a child home from school, parents often find it equally hard to tell when it’s time to send their child back to school. Here are a few basic guidelines:

    • Your child no longer exhibits signs of pain or illness.
    • Your child is fever free for at least 24 hours. (100 F)
    • Your child is sleeping well and appears energetic.
    • Bodily functions have returned to normal.
    • If antibiotics have been prescribed, your child needs to be on the medication for at least 24 hours or longer before returning to school. Be sure to follow the doctors’ recommendations for school participation and turn in notes if there are any restrictions on activity.
    • The “runny nose” has diminished to the sniffles, easily controlled with wiping and the mucous is clear.
    • Your child’s cough is infrequent and non-productive.
    • Your child is eating, playing and pretty much back to normal.

Hearing & Vision Screening

  • During the school year, District 109 students may have their hearing and vision screened by school health personnel. Parents will be notified if results require a follow-up visit with an outside healthcare professional.

For Staff & Parents: CPR & AED Tutorials


  • Concussions are common, particularly if you play a contact sport. But every concussion injures your brain to some extent. This injury needs time and rest to heal properly. Most concussive traumatic brain injuries are mild, and people usually recover fully. HERE is a Concussion Fact Sheet for parents.

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