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Whiteside School District 115

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Whiteside School District Nurses

Elementary School Middle School
Heather Kypta, BSN, RN, CPN, PEL-CSN Crystal Rakers, LPN
Heather.Kypta@wssd115.org Crystal.Rakers@wssd115.org
(618) 239-0000 ext. 2313 (618) 239-0000 ext. 3366



Required Health Forms

Students must provide proof of required physicals and immunizations before attending school. Students who transfer to Whiteside from out-of-state will have 30 days to complete these requirements.   

School Health Requirements by Grade* See Chart for Additional Information

Pre-Kindergarten or Early Childhood Students for the 1st time

Kindergarten Students

Second Grade Students

Sixth Grade Students




Entry to School

New to District 115 (from another Illinois school)

New to Illinois*         *Out of state Physicals will not be accepted

Illinois Physical**


Health Exam Requirements



Sixth Grade

All Grade Levels

All Grade Levels

**All Students under age 7 must have a lead screening as part of the health exam

Up-to date Immunizations

All Grade Levels

All Grade Levels

All Grade Levels

New Illinois Dental Exam***


Second Grade

Sixth Grade


Second Grade

Sixth Grade

***All Grades must bring in most recent up-to-date exam

All Grade Levels

PreK/EC exempt

Illinois Eye Exam



All Grade Levels

PreK/EC exempt

Sports Physical

Must have a current sports physical (less than 1 year old) at time of tryout date for any sport. (5th-8th grade)




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Health Resources

Covid-19 Information

Please use the above link to see our page on Covid-19.

Head Lice Information

Please notify the school’s nurse if your child or family has head lice. Head lice can be distressing, but can occur in the cleanest families. Lice must be treated and your child must be nit free and checked by the school nurse before returning to class. Remind your child not to share combs, brushes, and clothing or head wear such as caps or helmets. Children infested with head lice will be sent home. Parents will be informed of the necessary treatment and procedures to get their child back in school. Immediate treatment is necessary to ensure that the child is excluded from school as little as possible.

The California Department of Public Health has a Parent’s Guide to Head Lice that provides information for treatment and prevention of head lice. You can access the brochure or contact the school nurse for assistance.

Healthcare Agency Contact Information

Note:  This information is provided for convenience only and is not intended as an endorsement by Whiteside Dist. #115


  • Immunizations: St Clair County Health Department, Belleville……... ph. 618-233-6170
  • Low cost or free Health Insurance: Illinois’ ALL KIDS  ……….….… ph. 1-866-ALL-KIDS
  • Eye Exams that accept all types of medical insurance, including Medicaid- Wal-Mart Vision (near Sam’s), Crown Optical
  • Dentists that accept all types of medical insurance including Medicaid- call the nurse’s office for phone numbers.
  • Physicals and immunizations:
  • Southern Illinois Health Care Foundation...…ph. 618-337-815
  • Prime Time Clinic ………………….…………..ph. 618-222-4763
  • Take Care Clinic, Walgreen’s Pharmacy…… ph.1-866-825-3227
  • Express Medical Care….…………………..… ph. 618-212-6800
  • Med Express…. .………………………….....…ph. 618-235-0605


District Health

Illnesses and Attendance

Please see the quick link above for the Illness and Attendance Information per the handbook.

Immunization Reports

Wellness Policy