• Nurses CormerInformation from the Nurses

      • Welcome, from NCHS nurses Tamara Ahrens and Jessica Murphy!

        Click here to go to the School Health section of the Unit 5 website for medical forms, physical and immunization requirements, community resources, and helpful websites.

        Contact information:       

        Tamara Ahrens, BSN, RN, PEL-CSN                           
        Illinois Certified School Nurse           
        Office hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
        Email: ahrenst@unit5.org                               
        Phone: 309.557.4685
        Fax: 309.557.4502       

        Jessica Murphy, MSN, RN, PEL-CSN             
        Illinois Certified School Nurse
        Office hours: 7:45 am - 3:45 pm
        Email: murphyj@unit5.org                             
        Phone: 309.557.4693
        Fax: 309.557.4502

        Per the Unit 5 High School Handbook:

        Communicable Diseases

        For everyone’s protection, sick students must be at home, not at school. When reporting the student’s absence, please report the reason for the child’s absence. The school needs to be informed of any student having a special health problem or communicable disease. Children with the following conditions should not be in school:

        • A fever within the last 24 hours of 100° F or higher
        • Vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours
        • A frequent or disruptive cough or other signs of an acute respiratory infection
        • Any contagious illness such as “strep throat” that requires antibiotic therapy. Once a student has been fever free without the use of fever‐reducing medications and on antibiotics for at least 24 hours, he/she may return to school.
        • Any undiagnosed skin rash. A student with a rash may attend school upon presenting a physician’s note stating the rash is not contagious.
        • Pronounced lethargy or fatigue that interferes with participation in learning activities.

        CampusWell- Online Health Magazine

        Normal Community High School has partnered with OSF Healthcare to bring our students and families CampusWell, an online health and wellness magazine that provides timely, up-to-date evidence-based articles and information.  Visit:  https://normalwest.campuswell.com/category/my-school/ to learn more.