PROMOTING GOOD HEALTH
Our goal is to promote good health for our students and staff. As the districts nurses we promote good health by performing a variety of duties. The duties include assessing student health needs, maintenance of student health and immunization records, monitoring attendance, providing first aid to students and staff, conducting mandatory health screenings, which include hearing and vision testing and providing health education.
If your family is moving into the state of Illinois, all incoming children are required to have a physical completed within 30 days of enrollment.·The physical needs to be on the appropriate form. The form is titled "State of Illinois Department of Human Services Certificate of Child Health Examination".·
Physical Examinations are required for children entering Early Childhood,·Kindergarten, 6th grade and 9th grade.
Vision Examinations are required for all children in Kindergarten.·This exam needs to be completed and on file by October 15th.··Vision Exam Forms are available online as well as a Waiver form.
Dental Examinations are required for Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grades This exam needs to be completed and on file by May 15th. Dental Exam Forms are available online as well as a Waiver Form.
To get specific information regarding health requirements for your student/s, please click STATE HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS.
The Pecatonica School District promotes wellness education, good nutrition, and regular activity as part of the total learning environment with the WELLNESS POLICY.
ABOUT OUR NURSES
Andrea McGrew has worked for the school district for 15 years as the District Nurse in Pecatonica. She is a Pecatonica High School graduate and also a graduate from St. Anthony College of Nursing with a Bachelors Degree in 1995. Prior to working for the school district, she worked at Rockford Gastroenterology and the Freeport Heath Network-Pecatonica Clinic.
I have lived in the Pecatonica area my whole life and love the small town atmosphere. My husband's name is Heath and we have two great kids, Taylor and Jake. Taylor is Freshman in college and Jake is in the 11th grade. My hobbies include scrapbooking, singing karoake and spending time with my family and friends.