Archdiocese of Chicago

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412.01 Local Health and Wellness Policy 
Each school shall formulate and promulgate a local policy that conveys the school’s commitment to the health and wellness of its students, and outlines procedural and instructional procedures. This policy shall promote good student health throughout the school. References should be made to appropriate community resources when possible.

*Each school is to complete and update the Wellness Checklist each year. Form can be found under Adminstrative Services at top of page . Click School administrators, then Forms & Publications. 

414.03 Administration of Prescriptions and Regular Medical Treatment 
Schools may administer prescriptions to students, as well as regular medical treatment for health conditions, at the discretion of the Principal. Parents/Guardians shall provide documentation from a licensed medical practitioner on the type, dosage, and frequency of the prescription or treatment. It is recommended that all prescriptions be kept in a secured, central area of the school (rather than retained by the individual student or their teacher). The Principal shall ensure that appropriate, approved school personnel are properly trained in administering the prescription or medical treatment.

 414.04 Allergies 

Parents/Guardians shall notify the school in writing of any diagnosed allergies. For serious allergies, the Principal (or designee) shall meet with the Parent/Guardian to develop a written set of procedures, as well as an Allergy Emergency Action Plan, to ensure a safe environment for the child. School personnel may administer epinephrine auto-injectors (“epipens”) with the approval of the parent/guardian, and with proper authorization from the Principal and training.  

414.06 Particular Medical Conditions 

The OCS has enacted requirements for schools that serve students with particular medical conditions. Schools shall comply with laws applicable to Catholic schools. Such as OCS Asthma Procedures and OCS Diabetes Procedures


 Resources Minimize

 American Lung Association Website:(Asthma)

Helpful information on how to care for a student with Asthma.

 Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel

 Tips for Teachers of Students with Diabetes

Some useful tips that can be implemented

Diabetes Care task at school: What Key Personnnel Need to know

The American Diabetes Association's Diabetes Care Tasks at School: What Key Personnel Need to Know is a 13-module training curriculum. Each module has a PowerPoint presentation and corresponding video segment.

 Care of Students with Diabetes Act

 Food and Nutruition Services:

Local School Wellness Policy

Local School Wellness Policy Toolkit

 Food Service Professional:

FSP serves as the role of the school food authority for the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Chicago. FSP currently facilitates pre-plate food service to 131 Archdiocesan elementary schools.



 Upcoming Trainings Minimize

 7th Annual Diabetes Training:

August 29, 2018

8:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m

at UIC









 Contact Minimize

For questions or comments regarding this page, please contact Lateasha Ward MPA, Wellness Program Coordinator, DSO 312-534-3880