Health Services

Our Mission

Our mission is to work in conjunction with school staff and families to promote optimal health and safety for all students.

Our Staff

Our Lady of the Wayside has two nurses (RN’s), Linda Allen and Sharon Volpe Fallon. One nurse is present at the school each day from the hours of 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Both nurses have taken the same examination through the professional regulation division of State of Illinois to earn their registered nurse license.

Our Role

To coordinate a comprehensive school health program including the delivery of services to students and staff members in order to enhance health and wellness in the school community.

Duties include the following:

  • to provide first aid and emergency care to students and staff
  • to administer medication and medical treatments as required
  • to assist with screenings for vision and hearing and provide referral and follow up as needed
  • to ensure compliance with State of Illinois physical examination/immunization/dental requirements
  • to manage communicable disease issues in accordance with Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines
  • developing and implementing individualized care plans for students with special health needs
  • collaborating with school staff and parents regarding students with special health care needs
  • providing educational consultation for staff and students
  • providing health and safety education to students and staff
  • conducting classroom presentations on health related topics