Attendance and Safe Phone:
The health office is responsible for ensuring that all students are accounted for each day. It is the parent’s responsibility to call the safe phone and leave a message when their child will not be in school.
If you know your child will be out for an upcoming appointment or
vacation, you may call ahead of time and notify the Health Office. It
is not the responsibility of the classroom teacher to notify the Health
Office of your child’s absence. The safe phone may be accessed 24
hours/day, 7 days/week.
Harper Safe Phone: 847-251-6754, then press 1
In order to provide a healthy school
environment, parents are requested to keep any child at home who is not
feeling well. Please notify the Health Office if your child has any
communicable disease (Chicken Pox, Strep throat, Scarlet Fever, Mumps,
Fifth’s Disease, Pink Eye, Pertussis, etc.) or any illness with
Most communicable diseases
require antibiotics. With the exception of pertussis, students must be
on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school, or until cleared
by a physician. Students should not return to school following an
illness until they have been fever-free without the use of medication,
vomiting, or diarrhea for at least 24 hours, or until the doctor has
provided medical clearance.
Head lice is not a disease; it is a nuisance. District #39 has a “no-Nit” policy; students need to stay at home until they are nit-free. Please notify the health office if your child has head lice.
Please remember to visit the district's website
to update your child's Emergency Card information. The emergency card is our only source of cell phone numbers, and names of
alternative adults who are authorized to pick up a sick child, so it is
crucial that the numbers are kept up to date. I am here to help if your
child has any special medical needs. Please call or stop in if I can be
which are necessary to maintain the child in school can be given during
school hours. A medication authorization form must be completed for
all medication (physician-prescribed & over-the-counter
medications). Medication must be in its original packaging. Epi-pens
and inhalers are the only two medications that students may carry on
their person. All other medication taken at school must be kept in the
health office and administered by school personnel.
Vision and Hearing
All students in District 39 are screened for vision and hearing acuity. Parents are notified only if a problem is detected.
Physical Health Examination Form: required
for entrance into Kindergarten and 6th grade, and any student new to
Illinois schools. Must be submitted by October 15th of that year or
student WILL BE excluded.
Dental Examination Form: required for grades K, 2nd, and 6th, and any student new to Illinois schools. Must be submitted by May 15th of that year.
Eye Examination Form: required for entrance into Kindergarten, and any student new to Illinois schools.
Hepatitis B vaccine series: required for preschool and 5th grade.