Welcome to Hanover Community
School Corporation's Health Services

Here you will find helpful links to resources such as physical forms, immunization questions and other miscellaneous health related information .

Meet our healthcare staff:

School Name Phone Email
Hanover Central High School Christine Woodward, R.N., B.S.N. 219-374-3862 cwoodward@hanover.k12.in.us
Jane Ball Elementary School Chris McNeil, R.N. 219-374-3703 cmcneil@hanover.k12.in.us
Lincoln Elementary School Sharon Strzelecki, L.P.N 219-374-3603 sstrzelecki@hanover.k12.in.us
Hanover Central Middle School Patricia Talbot, R.N. 374-3900 ext 3909 ptalbot@hanover.k12.in.us

Physical Information:

Click the links below to print physical forms to be completed by you and your healthcare professional.

All new students and those students entering
Kindergarten and 6th grade need the general form.
General (Non Athletic)
Kindergarteners also need a
Vision/Dental Screening

Any student 7th grade and up who plans to play sports should have an IHSAA physical done.
IHSAA and Jr./Sr. High CYO Sports Physical Form

Students under the 7th grade level who plan to play CYO sports
will require the CYO registration card/physical form

Please note that all students need current immunization records on file with the school nurse.

Immunization Information:

All students must supply a copy of their current immunization records on the first day of school.

Free immunizations are provided by the Lake County Health Department.

Lake County Health Department
Children's Immunization Clinic

Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., excluding holidays

Location:  2900 W 93rd Ave.
                  Crown Point, IN

No appointments are needed. No fees are charged for students. Please bring a copy of your child's current immuniation records. Call the Health Department with additional questions.


Information regarding Meningococcal Disease and vaccination.


Hanover Community School Corporation


The School Board requires that all students be properly immunized against whooping cough, poliomyelitis, measles, diphtheria, rubella (German measles), tetanus, and mumps. Every child who enters kindergarten or grade 1 shall be immunized against hepatitis B, and chicken pox. From time to time other communicable diseases may be designated by the State Board of Health. In addition, in compliance with the policy of the Lake County Board of Health, all students enrolling in the school corporation for the first time must have had a tuberculosis skin test.

The Superintendent shall require parents to furnish, to their child's school, no later than the first day of school after enrollment, a written statement of the child's immunization accompanied by a physician's certificate or other documentation. Students whose parents do not provide the required documentation by the opening day of school may be admitted to school provided the documentation is received within twenty (20) days and is in accord with the Superintendent's administrative guidelines on immunization. If the student remains unimmunized at the close of the twenty (20) day period, the Superintendent shall commence expulsion proceedings, unless the parents have submitted a physician's statement that the needed immunizations are contra-indicated.

Exemptions to the immunization requirements shall be granted, in accordance with State law, only for medical, religious, or other reasons allowed by the State.

I.C. 20-8.1-7-2, 20-8.1-7-9.5, 10.1

Revised 2/11/03
Revised 12/10/03
Revised 8/04

Medication Issues:

It is the parent's responsibility to drop off OTC (over the counter) medications in the original container with a signed permission slip that states the student's name, medications name and dosage, and the amount of medication being provided. The medication schedule (ie: every four hours) and permission for the school health care personnel to administer the medication to the student. Student's under the age of 18: Parent's must pick up unused medications prior to the last day of the school year. Medications remaining beyond the last day of school will be destroyed. Students 18 years of age and over may drop off and pick up OTC meds with written parental permission.


The School Board shall not be responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of student illness. The administration of prescribed medication and/or medically-prescribed treatments to a student during school hours will be permitted only when failure to do so would jeopardize the health of the student, or the student would not be able to attend school if the medication or treatment were not made available during school hours.

For purposes of this policy, "medication" shall include all medicines including those prescribed by a physician and nurse practitioner and any nonprescribed (over-the-counter) drugs, preparations, and/or remedies. "Treatment" refers both to the manner in which a medication is administered and to health-care procedures which require special training, such as catheterization.

Before any medication or treatment may be administered by school personnel to any student during school hours, the Board shall require the written prescription from the child's physician or nurse practitioner for all prescription drugs accompanied by the written authorization of the parent. In the case of nonprescription drugs, preparations, or remedies, a written authorization from the parent must be on file prior to administration of the treatment. These documents shall be kept on file in the office of the nurses office.

Before any prescribed medication or treatment may be administered to any student during school hours, the Board shall require the written prescription from the child's physician or nurse practitioner accompanied by the written authorization of the parent. Both must also authorize any self-medication by the student.

Before any nonprescribed medication or treatment may be administered, the Board shall require the prior written consent of the parent. Over-the-Counter medications are to remain in the school health office and will not be released to any student under the age of eighteen (18). Students age eighteen (18) or older may pick up their medications with written permission from a parent/guardian. (Exception: Self-administration of medicine for emergency medications that have been previously cleared through the school nurse/nursing staff). A physician or nurse practitioner’s signature is required on the possession and use of inhalers and epi-pens and the completed form must be on file in the school health office. Administration of all forms of medication shall be administered by the Corporation, in accordance with the Superintendent's guidelines. No student is allowed to provide or sell any type of over-the-counter medication to another student.

Only medication in its original container, labeled with the date of prescription, student's name, and exact dosage will be administered.

Medications are dispensed on a routine or as needed basis per parent request. In order to provide this service, parents need to be aware of the following:

A. School Delay Days:

Medication will be given at the first designated prescribed time. It is important to inform the nurse of any changes in the time that medicine should be given.

B. Early Dismissal Days:

Lunchtime medication after 11:50 a.m. will not be given.

C. Prescription Medications:

Medications must be in the pharmacy labeled containers. Medications must be dated, state the student's name, state medication name and strength, and state the amount and frequency of the dosage.

D. Over-the-Counter Medications:

Medication must be in their original containers. If the dosage amount requested to be given exceeds the recommended dosage, a doctor or nurse practitioner’s note must be provided. Forms for distribution of medication may be obtained in the nurse's office.

E. All medications must have FDA approval. For the safety of students medication, such as herbal remedies, cannot be administered.

F. Medications provided to the school nurse or nursing staff member must not expire within the school year if it is to be provided long-term. Medications in the nurse’s possession that have expired will be destroyed.

The Board shall permit the administration by the school nurse of any medication requiring injection or the insertion of a device into the body when both the medication and the procedure are prescribed by a physician and the nurse has completed any necessary training.

Possession and Self-Administration of Medication is Permitted

Students are not permitted to carry medications on their person, in their locker, and may not possess or self-administer medications of any kind except under the following conditions:

A student with a chronic disease or medical condition may possess and self-administer medication for a chronic disease or medical condition if the following conditions are met:

A. The student's parent has filed an authorization with the nurse or nursing staff principal for the student to possess and self-administer the medication. The authorization must include the statement described in subdivision #B below.

B. A physician or nurse practitioner states in writing that:

1. the student has an acute or chronic disease or medical condition for which the physician or nurse practitioner has prescribed medication;

2. the student has been instructed in how to self-administer the medication; and

3. the nature of the disease or medical condition requires emergency administration of the medicine.

4. the student has been evaluated by the physical or nurse practitioner and is considered capable of self-administration.

The authorization and statement described above must be filed with nurse/nursing staff annually.

No student shall be allowed to keep medicine at school without permission and appropriate documentation as detailed above. Any medication to be administered to a student shall be brought to either the principal's office or the school nurses' office where it will be kept in a secure place. Outside of the above exceptions students are never authorized to possess, self-administer, or provide medications to another person.

Students who may require administration of an emergency medication may have such medication, identified as aforenoted, stored in the nurses office and administered in accord with this policy.

Medication that is possessed by a school for administration during school hours or at school functions, for students in grades K-12 may be released only to the student’s parent or to an individual who is eighteen (18) years of age or older and who has been designated, in writing, by the student’s parent to receive the medication.

School nurses are encouraged to obtain a release of information enabling them to speak directly with the student's physician or nurse practitioner and exchange information and records with the student's physician or nurse practitioner.

The Superintendent shall prepare administrative guidelines to ensure the proper implementation of this policy.

I.C. 20-8.1-5.1-7.5
I.C. 20-8.1-7-22
I.C. 34-30-12
511 I.A.C. 7-6-7

Revised 4/8/97
Revised 2/11/03
Revised 3/11/03
Revised 8/04

Contact Information Updates:

Parental/guardian contact information is required by the Corporation each year. It is extremely important to update information as changes occur during the year as well. Click here to find the appropriate form. It has room to provide contact/emergency information and gives authorization for emergency treatment in the event you or your designee cannot be located. You can print it out and return it to your child' school.

Students with a medical condition that requires a 3-day absence must submit a physician's note and release to attendance office within 2 days after the return to school. See Hanover Community School Corporation Policy 5200.


The School Board, as an agency of the State, is required to enforce regular attendance of students. The Board recognizes that the presence in the classroom enables the student to participate in instruction, class discussions, and other related activities. As such, regular attendance and classroom participation are integral to instilling incentives for the student to excel.

Attendance shall be required of all Corporation students, except those exempted under provisions of State law, during the days and hours that the school is in session or during the attendance sessions to which s/he has been assigned.

A student may not attend school if it is shown to the satisfaction of the Superintendent and approved by the State Board of Education that the mental condition of the student is such that s/he cannot benefit from instruction, or that the bodily condition of the student is such as to prevent attendance at school or that s/he is receiving instruction equivalent to that provided in public schools.

The Superintendent shall require, from the parent of each student who has been absent for any reason, a written statement and/or telephone call from the parent verifying the cause for such absence. The Board reserves the right to verify such statements and to investigate the cause of each single absence, or prolonged absence, or repeated unexplained absences and tardiness.

Repeated infractions of the Board's policy on attendance may result in the suspension or expulsion of a student.

The Board authorizes, but does not encourage, the Superintendent to suspend a student from a particular class or from school if sincere efforts by the staff and parents cannot rectify the pattern of absence.

The Board considers the following factors to be reasonable excuses for time missed at school:

A. illness

B. recovery from illness or an accident

C. subpoenaed court attendance

D. medical or dental appointments

E. death in the immediate family

F. such other good cause as may be acceptable to the Superintendent or permitted by law

Attendance need not always be within the school facilities, but a student will be considered to be in attendance if present at any place where school is in session by authority of the Board.

The Superintendent shall develop administrative guidelines for the attendance of students which:

A. ensure a school session which is in conformity with the requirements of the law;

B. ensure that students absent for any excusable reason have an opportunity to make up work they missed;

C. govern the keeping of attendance records in accordance with the rules of the State Board.

Such guidelines should provide that a student's grade in any course is based on his/her performance in the instructional setting and is not reduced for reasons of conduct. If a student violates the attendance or other rules of the school, s/he should be disciplined appropriately for the mis-conduct, but his/her grades should be based upon what the student can demonstrate s/he has learned.

The Superintendent shall ensure that the administrative guidelines on attendance properly address the matter of truancy by including a process which:

A. identifies the habitual truant, that is, "the student who refuses to attend school in defiance of parental authority";

B. investigates the cause(s) of his/her truant behavior;

C. considers, when appropriate, modification of his/her educational program to meet particular needs which may be causing the truancy;

D. ensures that truant students are disciplined in accordance with the Corporation's policies and administrative guidelines on student discipline;

E. provides for the reporting to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles those students who have been suspended for the second time during a school year or expelled.

The Superintendent shall also ensure that the Board's policy on attendance and the Corporation's administrative guidelines are made available to all parents and adult students.

511 I.A.C. 6-2-1(c)(12)
I.C. 20-8.1-3-17, 18

Revised 2/11/03

Attendance. Parents are asked to notify the attendance line/officer of their child's absence by 9:00 a.m.

Last Modified on April 24, 2015
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