Health Aides

Green Bay Early Childhood Center
Allison Vandenberg
Daysharay Lezine

Forrestal Elementary School
Stacie Mull
Kassandra Arenas

Evelyn Alexander Elementary School
Jenny Solis
Perla Vargas


AJ Katzenmaier Academy
Jeanine Hampton
Tina Wofford

Neal Math and Science Academy
Jodi Brown
La Juan Hardin

North Chicago Community High School
Mackenzie Onan
Revae Payne

Health Services

The Health Services at North Chicago Schools are trained staff which provides quality care to the children in the North Chicago Schools District. The District employs Paramedics (EMT-P), Health assistants, and Registered Nurses who are under the supervision of the District Nurse.

The Health office personnel provide assistance with first aid, administer medication to students and notify the District Nurse, parents and or school principal in the event of health problems or injuries at school. They also assist with vision and hearing screening and other special health needs.

Each of the North Chicago Schools has a health office staffed with individuals certified in both CPR/AED and first Aid.

Illinois law requires that school districts have on file medical verification of certain immunizations for students entering school.  Immunization dates and records must be submitted on the Child Health Form, signed, stamped, and dated by the health care provider.


Immunizations that must be verified in writing by a doctor are as follows;

  • At least four diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT) or diphtheria-tetanus(DT) shots are required for children entering Pre-K K and Grade 1 and at least three for all other grades, with the last one being on or after the child’s fourth birthday for Pre-K through Grade 5. All 6th graders and above are also required to have the TDAP vaccine. See

  • At least three Polio vaccines are required, with the last one being on or after the child’s fourth birthday.

  • Two Measles immunizations or a doctor’s verification of having had the disease is required. The first measles immunization should be given on or after the first birthday and the second no sooner than 28 days later.

  • Rubella immunization is required on or after the first birthday.

  • Mumps immunization is required on or after the first birthday.

  • Varicella immunization on or after the first birthday, or a doctor’s verification of having had the disease is required for all children entering a child care facility, a preschool program or Kindergarten- 8th grade.

  • Three doses of the Hepatitis B vaccine are required for all students in childcare and preschool as well as those in 5th through 8th grade. The interval between the first two doses must be no less than four weeks, the interval between the second and third dose must be at least two months, and the interval between the first and third dose must be at least four months.

Influenza (Flu) Vaccine (Inactivated or Recombinant): What you need to know
Meningococcal Disease
IARSS Compliance System

Immunization Summary by School
AJ Katzenmaier
Evelyn Alexander Elementary School
Forrestal Elementary School
Green Bay Early Childhood Center
Neal Math & Science Academy
North Chicago High School
Learn 6
Learn 10

Physical Exams
Proof is required of a physical examination dated no earlier than one year prior to a student entering kindergarten, sixth grade, and ninth grade for all students entering the District for the first time, and for all students entering our District from out-of-state or out-of-country.

Health Screenings

Accuracy and compliance with state mandated health requirements are managed by the health aides assigned within each school building. Communication regarding medically necessary information is provided by District 187’s skilled health aides with varying backgrounds in education and health experience. Medical requirements and contact information for health aides can be accessed through the Student Services section on District 187’s website. Health services are provided under the guidance of the District Health Coordinator. 

Dental Exams
Proof of a dental examination provided by a licensed dentist is required by May 15th of the current school year for Second, Sixth, and Ninth grade students. A completed dental examination form (forms may be obtained from building health aides) must be dated within 18 months of the May 15th deadline (for example, the valid dates for a dental exam for the May 15th, 2022 deadline will be a dental exam performed November 15th, 2020 through May 15th, 2022). Occasionally, dental exams are offered during the school day through partnership with mobile dentistry clinics. Information and consent forms may be obtained from building health aides.

Eye Exams
All students enrolling in Kindergarten or enrolling in an Illinois school for the first time (not including Pre-Kindergarten students) must submit a State of Illinois Eye Exam by October 15th of the current school year. The student’s eye exam form must be completed within 12 months of the student’s entry into school. Forms may be obtained from building health aides. For assistance in finding an eye doctor and vision-related financial aid, call 1 (800) 331-2020. 

Annual vision screenings are provided in school for Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First, Second grade, special education, and teacher/parent referred students.