Welcome to the Hawthorn Elementary South Health Services web site. Contact Registered Nurse Jill Wiegel with any questions or concerns you may have regarding student health issues. She can be reached at 1-847-990-4815 or Ms. Wiegel has daily office hours from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Reporting An Absence

When your child is absent due to an illness, you must notify the school secretaries or the nurse’s office with specific symptoms prior to 8:30 am.  Students must be fever free (without fever reducing medication) for 24 hours before returning to school. A temperature of 100 degrees or greater is considered a fever.  Please notify the nurse if your child is diagnosed with a communicable illness such as strep.  If your child will be absent because of a vacation or other known event, please write a note or send an email to the nurse or office.

Important Information Regarding Food Allergies

Due to the life threatening nature of peanut/nut allergies, no foods with peanuts or nuts, nut products, or peanut/nut warnings are allowed in the classroom. No home baked, or baked items from a store or bakery, are permitted in the classroom due to the risk of cross contamination of foods baked with peanuts or nuts. Any food items that are brought to school must have an ingredient label that can be checked for safety. Foods with peanuts, nuts, or nut products are allowed in the cafeteria for lunch because a peanut/nut free table is provided for children with these allergies.

Medication At School

A District 73 Medication Administration Form must be completed by the physician and signed by the parent for all students who have medication at school. This includes any over the counter medications such as Tylenol, Advil or cough drops. Medication must be in the original pharmacy container and clearly labeled.

Health Requirements

Kindergarten: A physical examination with up to date immunizations, a vision exam, and a dental exam are required for entrance into kindergarten.

Students new to Illinois: A physical exam with up to date immunizations, and a vision exam are required for first time entry into Illinois schools.

Second Grade: A dental examination is required for second grade.

Carb Counts

Click here for a list of  carb counts from our food service provider, Organic Life.

Flu Prevention

Flu can be very dangerous for children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that between 6,000 and 26,000 children younger than 5 years have been hospitalized each year in the United States because of influenza. The flu vaccine is safe and helps protect children from the flu. Here is information on flu prevention in English and Spanish.