Parents have the primary responsibility for the health of their children. The efforts of the school are directed to help parents recognize and assume their responsibility.
A trained staff provides quality care to the children in the Wilmette schools. The District employs registered nurses or licensed practical nurses for the full-time health paraprofessional positions.
According to The School Code of Illinois, physical examinations are required of all students prior to initial entrance into school and upon entrance into sixth grade. All children entering kindergarten must submit a recent physical examination form. All children new to the District must also do so.
Physical and dental examination forms are available from the school health office or secretary, or may be downloaded below. All health examination forms must be dated.
Children are not permitted to enter school until this requirement is met. If you have questions about health services in WPS39, please contact the health services provider at your school.
All forms are in PDF format, and may be viewed with Preview (on a Mac) or with Adobe Reader (any platform).
District 39 recognizes the importance of healthy nutrition and protection of students with life-threatening food allergies. We also recognize celebrating accomplishments and milestones and the variety of ways to celebrate. As food may be a component to events, a review of food in the classroom was conducted to update guidelines for the elementary buildings. Please refer to District 39’s Resource Guide for Supporting Children with Life-Threatening Allergies (223 kB, adopted 3/23/05; revised 2010-11) for comprehensive guidance related to allergies.
General Guidelines for Communal Food