Health Services

Student health is very important in Libertyville District 70.  To support students, a full-time registered nurse is on staff at each school. The nurses  help students with bumps, bruises, health emergencies and ensure student health records are up-to-date. 

The school code of Illinois, Section 665, requires that each student entering school for the first time (kindergarten) and students entering sixth grade, along with transfer students, must submit evidence of the various examinations.  

Per Illinois School Code, there are several requirements that must be met according to Important  Health Information for Grades K-8, including: 

What exam?

When does it need to be done?

Physical Exam New students entering District 70 for the first time, kindergarten, 6th grade students and students electing to participate in sports. 

New students entering District 70 for the first time, kindergarten, and 6th grade students.


Dental Exam Students entering kindergarten, second and sixth grade students.
Eye Exam Students entering the Illinois school system for the first time and kindergartners. 

The physical examination must be dated within one (1) year prior to the first day of school and must be completed on the State of Illinois Department of Human Services Certificate of Child Health Examination.  Signed examinations are due at the time of registration  or prior to starting school.  The physical examination form requires three signatures to be considered "in compliance:"

1. Immunization section signed by health are provider
2. Health history signed by parent or legal guardian
3. Physical examination signed by MD, APN or PA

D70 families should make arrangements with physicians as soon as possible to ensure their child(ren) will have the required exams and immunizations before school starts.  

Students enrolling at the beginning of the school year who do not meet these requirements will be excluded from school attendance per district policy. Medical and religious objections to any physical examination or immunization must be submitted in writing and must contain the required information.

Department Staff
Kathy Panov, RN, BSN, 
District Nurse/Adler Park Nurse 
(847) 362-7275, ext. 1105 
Rebecca Powell, RN, ADN
Butterfield Nurse
(847) 362-3120, ext. 2105 
Alison Forsythe, RN, BSN
Copeland Manor Nurse 
(847) 362-0240, ext. 3105 
Nancy Johnson, RN,  
Highland Middle Nurse
(847) 362-9020, ext. 4105
Valorie Crusey, RN, BSN
Rockland Nurse
(847) 362-3134, etc. 5105  

Medical Forms

Concussion Fact Sheet for Parents
Guidelines for handling Head Lice

Please visit the Parent-Student Handbook for specific and updated information on Pink-Eye, Strep Throat and Lice.

General Health Concerns

  • Please keep your child(ren) home when they are sick or not feeling well enough to be in school and consult your medical provider.
  • Inform your school nurse of your child(ren)'s symptoms and any diagnoses your child(ren) has received.
  • Your school nurse will provide information on when your child(ren) may return to school, specific to their symptoms and/or diagnoses


  • Follow standard practices when you are sick - stay home, visit a doctor, etc. We recommend you test if you have COVID-like symptoms. 

If you test positive for COVID-19:

  • Per CDC/IDPH/LCHD guidance, positive cases should isolate for 5 days (the day that symptoms began or the day the individual tests positive counts as day 0).  
  • Students/staff may return to school on days 6-10 as long as they are able to mask according to the current guidance.   
    • Students/staff who are positive and opt not to wear a mask after day 5 should continue to stay home through day 10. Students/staff should stay home beyond the 5 days if they're still very symptomatic and/or testing positive at home.  Those are good indicators of individuals potentially still being contagious. 
    • Alternatively, beginning on day 6 from symptom onset, the positive individual can take two sequential negative tests, 48 hours apart, to shorten the length of time of masking in the 6-10 day period. Please provide a picture or proof of the tests to your school nurse. 
  • A COVID-positive notification letter is sent out by classrooms in elementary schools.

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