Molly Friddle, RN BSN
Tracy Hartnett, LPN
Erin Emerson, BSN, RN, PEL-CSN
Be Kind to Your Mind
Tips to cope with stress during COVID-19
- PAUSE. Breathe. Notice how you feel
- TAKE BREAKS from COVID-19 content
- MAKE TIME to sleep and exercise
- REACH OUT and stay connected
- SEEK HELP if overwhelmed or unsafe
Great news! Our school has partnered with Smile Programs…the mobile dentists to offer in-school dental care. Sign up your child today at www.myschooldentist.com.
Even better, dental care is usually at no cost to you. All insurance is accepted including Medicaid and CHIP. For those without insurance, a low cost self-pay option is available.
Convenient and comfortable
Our in-school dental program saves you time and provides a safe and comfortable place for your child to receive gentle dental care from licensed local professionals. Dental care includes a complete dental exam, x-rays, cleaning, fluoride and sealants when necessary, and in some cases, restorative care such as fillings.
Dental care for a healthy life
Children who see a dentist regularly may have fewer health issues like:
- Early tooth loss due to dental decay
- Gum disease
- Heart disease
- Impaired speech development
Help keep your child healthy, in school and learning. Simply go to www.myschooldentist.com.
The Mobile Dentist is scheduled to be at Manteno MS & HS on December 14 2023, and at the ES on December 8 and December 11, 2023.
Please start scheduling school physicals now as waits may be longer to get appointments.
Please be advised that October 13, 2023 is the cut-off date to have SCHOOL PHYSICALS and updated VACCINATION records turned into the Health Offices. The following grade levels will need to have these completed documents completed: New PRESCHOOL students, KINDERGARTEN, SIXTH and NINTH grades as well as students transferring in from OUT of STATE.
Children entering Preschool have 30 days to turn in completed school physicals and immunization records. The 30 day starts on the day of registration.
Sport/Activity physicals are a separate physical form needed for students who will be involved in extra-curricular activities. Grade levels 6th -12th will need a Sport's/Participation physical completed prior to tryouts.
If your student has a completed up-to-date School Physical, that form will qualify for a Sport/Activity Physical.
Students in grades 6th and 9th will not need a seperate Sport/Activity physical as those grades are mandated to have a School Physical.
School Physicals are valid for 365 days, Sport/Activity Physicals are valid for 395 days.
PUBLIC ACT 097-0910 SECTION 99 (105 ILCS 5/27-8.1)
MANTENO CUSD No. 5
IMMUNIZATION DATA - 10/26/23
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - 99.7% COMPLIANT WITH IMMUNIZATIONS AND PHYSICALS
MIDDLE SCHOOL - 100% COMPLIANT WITH IMMUNIZATIONS AND PHYSICALS
HIGH SCHOOL - 99.6% COMPLIANT WITH IMMUNIZATIONS AND PHYSICALS
IMMUNIZATION WAIVERS - 2.83% RELIGIOUS AND MEDICAL EXEMPTIONS
Vision and Hearing screenings will commence during September and continue through the school year for students in the following grades:
Vision Screenings mandated per IDPH and ISBE: Pre-K, K, 2, 8 and all children with IEP's in the district.
Kindergarten students must have a vision exam by an Optometrist or Opthamologist completed by October 15th each year.
Students transferring into Illinois schools must have a vision exam by an Optometrist or Opthamologist completed 90 days after transferring.
Hearing Screenings mandate per IDPH and ISBE: Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3 and all children with IEP's in the district
If the parent/guardian does not want their student screened please put in writing and send to your student's nurse. (This serves as notice per IDPH request.)
Dental exams are required for these grade levels.
This serves as a reminder that all students in grades Kindergarten, 2nd, 6th and 9th grades will need to submit a dental exam by May 15th, 2024
Reminders will be sent out in January 2024 to all students who still need a dental exam submitted to their school.