In the event a student has an injury or illness that prevents them from participating in recess or physical education (PE), a parent/guardian must provide written notice to both the school nurse and PE teacher. That note is valid for a maximum of three days.
- A student unable to participate in outdoor recess or physical education classes for a period of more than three days must provide the school with an activity order from a healthcare provider licensed under the IL Medical Practice Act.
- A student who arrives at school with a new cast, splint or orthopedic device for a recent injury must provide school with an activity order from a healthcare provider licensed under the IL Medical Practice Act.
- It is recommended that an activity order from a healthcare provider licensed under the IL Medical Practice Act be provided for students returning to school after surgery or a hospitalization.
Activity orders should specify the student’s injury or medical problem, the activity the student is restricted from, the dates the student is restricted from the activity, and a date to resume activity. Students with an activity restriction are restricted from similar extracurricular and/or interscholastic activities during the activity restriction time period.
Students may not resume activities until a release from the healthcare provider is provided to the school. The school nurse will call the provider to clarify restrictions, if needed.