Please Bring Filled Water Bottles Next Week
As you know, we have been busy making the final preparations for students to begin returning to our District 67 buildings next week.
We recently had a contractor test the water systems in our buildings following months of non-use. While they found no overall concern with the water system, they did note the chlorine levels to be slightly lower than preferred and, as an extra precaution, are recommending that the water bottle filling stations not be used for one week from the time students begin returning.
With this in mind, we are turning off the bottle filling stations for the first week in the buildings and ask that staff and students bring water from home September 14-18. This will allow the chlorine levels in our water system the time required to re-balance. Water bottle fillers will be available again on Monday, September 21. As the toilets and sinks are used more consistently and at a higher volume, the system will adjust to the correct chlorine levels without being turned off.
Again, students are invited to bring filled, non-aerosol water bottles from home for the first week of hybrid in-person learning. We will also have bottled water on hand during the first week for those who need it.
An Update on District 67 Bus Schedules
We have heard from families reporting various issues with bus assignments. We want to acknowledge and thank you for those messages.
Due to last-minute changes and the ongoing addition of new riders, the District will issue updated bus schedules over the weekend.
As with so many things this school year, the bus scheduling process is more complex than usual. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
From the Nurse's Office
Medication and Emergency Action Plan Drop-Off
***NOTE: The Student Medication Authorization forms are new this year and now require a parent/guardian signature and date at the bottom of both medication forms.
Please call or email the Nurse to arrange a time to drop off medications at Sheridan. Be sure medication forms and Emergency Action Plans are completed, and your student's medications are in the original packaging.
The D67 medication forms and Emergency Action Plans can be found at:
State of Illinois-mandated School Health Forms required for ALL students in PreSchool & Kindergarten and students NEW to Sheridan School in grades 1, 2, 3 and 4 MUST BE ON FILE in the Nurse's office no later than October 14th. Students without complete records must be excluded from school on October 15th and until records are complete.
The following Health Forms are required for all students in PreSchool and Kindergarten, and for all students NEW to Sheridan School:
1. Certificate of Child Health Examination and documentation of immunizations according to IDPH standards. Physical exam forms for students entering an Illinois school for the first time must be dated within one year of the start of school.
2. Kindergarten students and students entering an Illinois school for the first time must also provide a State of Illinois Eye Exam dated within one year of the start of school.
3. A Proof of Dental Examination form is required to be on file for ALL Kindergarten and 2nd grade students by May 15, 2020. The dental exam must be dated after November 15, 2019.
For more information and to download forms, please follow the link to Health Services:
Required Health Records should be emailed or mailed to the Nurse's Office ASAP.
Please add the Sheridan School Main Office phone number (847/234-1160) and Nurse’s Office phone number (847/615-4479) to your cell phone Contact List so our names appear if we call you. Be sure to provide Emergency Contacts who are willing and able to pick your student up within 15-20 minutes in the event they become ill at school and you are unavailable.
In an attempt to reduce unnecessary time out of class, please pack chapstick, dental wax, contact lens solution or other small personal care items for your child in their backpack so their needs can be handled in the classroom rather than in the Nurse’s Office.
Please feel free to contact Cynthia Borosh, Sheridan School Nurse, if you have any further questions.