School Nurse

Earl Shapiro Hall (N3–2)

p. 773-702-4132  f. 773-702-0296

ESH Nurse's Office
Nurse Julia Nutley (Tues.-Fri.)

Nurse Christine Anderson (Mon.-Tues.) 

Historic Campus (Grades 3–12)

p. 773-702-9452  f. 773-702-7455

Historic Campus Nurse's Office
Nurse Martha Baggetto  (Mon.-Tues.)
Nurse Mary Toledo-Trevino (Tues.-Fri.)


Nurses are on site at both Earl Shapiro Hall and the Historic Campus from 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m., whenever school is in session. (Summer hours: 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.) 



Family Flu Vaccine Clinic at Lab

The University of Chicago Comer Health4Chicago’s team of nurses will come to Lab to deliver flu vaccinations for students and their families, saving everyone a trip to the doctor’s office.

Intranasal and injectable flu vaccinations will be made available per nurse practitioner recommendations. Tdap and adolescent vaccinations are also available.

New this year will be the option for obtaining a physical exam on October 22. These physical exams are suitable for sports eligibility, school requirements, summer camps, and work permits.

  • Thursday, October 15, Historic Campus, Temporary Cafe (Kenwood Mall)  2–6 p.m.

  • Thursday, October 22, Earl Shapiro Hall, first floor Little Lobby 2–5 p.m. (physicals too)

  • Thursday, October 29, Historic Campus, Temporary Cafe (Kenwood Mall) 2–6 p.m.

To register your family, complete a consent form for each child and adult. Completed forms can be turned into your child’s school nurse or bring a completed a consent form for each child and adult with you to clinic.

Health4Chicago accepts UCHP. For all other private insurance, please review their Insurance Guide for tips on verifying your coverage.



**New for the 2015-2016 school year--Earl Shapiro Hall is now a PEANUT and TREE NUT RESTRICTED BUILDING!**  Please refrain from sending any foods containing peanuts or tree nuts (listed on ingredient list).

Please contact the Nurse's Office with questions 


When Your Child Should Stay Home From School

To ensure that we provide proper care to our students and disseminate relevant information to our families, please inform the Nurse’s Office if your child is diagnosed with a communicable illness.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests answering these questions when determining if a child is well enough to attend school:

  1. Does your child have a fever (greater than 100.4° F)? 
  2. Is your child well enough to engage in class? 
  3. Do you think your child has a contagious illness, such as the flu or pinkeye? 
Importantly your pediatrician’s recommendations are paramount. If your family doctor has advised you to keep a child home from school, please follow that guidance. Additional information that may be helpful:

  • Fever is the body's way of destroying the germs making it sick, and it's a common symptom of infections such as the flu. Keep your children home if their temperature is 100° F or higher. Wait until children are fever-free without medication for 24 hours before allowing them return to school. 
  • Diarrhea is often the result of infection, food poisoning, or a side effect to medications like antibiotics. Keep children home until stools are formed or your healthcare provider gives the okay. Make sure your sick child stays well hydrated. 
  • Vomiting is another way for the body to rid itself of the germs making it sick, and is usually caused by a stomach virus or stomach infection. Keep children home if they've vomited twice or more in the last 24 hours. They can return to school once vomiting subsides or when your healthcare provider says they are no longer contagious. 
  • Severe cough and cold symptoms should keep kids home from school. A serious cough could be a sign of contagious conditions like whooping cough, viral bronchitis, or croup. It can also be a sign of asthma or allergies. 
  • Sore throats can be a symptom of strep or a common cold. If your child has been diagnosed with strep throat, keep your child at home for at least 24 hours after starting antibiotics. If your child has a mild cold, it's okay to go to school. 
  • Pinkeye (conjunctivitis) is contagious, and children should stay home from school for the first 24 hours after treatment begins. Symptoms of pinkeye include eye redness, irritation, swelling, and pus. 
  • Headaches can be a symptom of contagious conditions like viral gastroenteritis, flu, meningitis, and strep throat. Opinions differ on whether a child should be kept home. If your child doesn't have any other signs of illness, and feels okay, your child can go to school. 
  • Rashes can be the sign of contagious conditions such as chickenpox, bacterial meningitis, or impetigo. Children should be kept home until they're diagnosed. They can return to school after symptoms have resolved and their healthcare provider gives the okay. 
  • Earaches aren't contagious. There's no need to keep a child with a mild earache home, as long as your child feels well enough to concentrate.