Hubbard Woods PTO                                                            For the latest Item Newlsetter, click here.

The Hubbard Woods PTO involves parents and teachers working together on behalf of the school and its students.  Parent volunteers help create a strong sense of community, provide support to our teachers and staff, and sponsor programs and activities that enrich our children’s educational experience.

This website highlights the work of the PTO with the aim of helping parents navigate their time at the school and feel connected to the school community. 

For the official District 36 website pertaining to Hubbard Woods, please click here.


Health Information and Guidelines

School Nurse
The nurse at Hubbard Woods is available Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 3:30pm. and can be reached at 847-446-1062.  Please contact the nurse if your child has a contagious disease such as strep throat, pink eye, whooping cough, chicken pox and lice.

Health Forms
All health forms for the district are located here. Please read the Health Information document for information regarding immunization guidelines, grade level health form and immunization needs, area resources, medical and religious exemption information.

Absence Due To Illness
Please contact the school nurse at 847-446-1062 by 9:00am if your child will be absent from school due to illness. If your child is ill in the morning, they should remain home for the duration of the day unless Olivia Hoyt gives permission for your child to return to school for the afternoon. Please refer to the following table regarding district health guidelines:


Student needs to remain at home if he/she has an excessive runny nose, excessive coughing, an elevated temperature or is too uncomfortable to function in school.




Students need to remain at home if he/she has a fever, headache, body aches, cough, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Flu viruses spread in respiratory droplets caused by coughing or sneezing. Touching the virus-infected area and then touching ones eyes, nose or mouth can infect a person. Good hygiene is extremely important.
The student must be free of an elevated fever (100 degrees or greater) for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications prior to returning to school.
DIARRHEA If a student has diarrhea 2 times in a day, he/she needs to remain at home until diarrhea subsides and no other signs of illness exist.


Students need to remain at home if he/she has nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramping.  All body fluids are considered possibly contagious. Always use good hand washing and hygienic bathroom habits. He/she may return to school when eating, drinking and bathroom habits return to normal.

Inflammation or watery eyes requires assessment to rule out conjunctivitis(pink eye) or possible eye injury.  Eyes need to be clear before returning to school.


Parents need to contact the nurse when a child has a serious illness or injury.  Modifications to physical activity and mode of travel throughout the building need to be evaluated.  Please provide written information from your physician as to your child’s level of activity in physical education and recess.
SCHOOL INJURIES The nurse will assess the injury, administer first aid and notify parents by phone and/or note as to the type and status of injury.
HEAD LICE Students need to stay home from school and be treated with shampoo or rinse as recommended by your doctor or pharmacy.  Children may return to school when the hair is nit-free.  Notify the school if your child has head lice.
RASHES The student is to remain at home with any undiagnosed skin rash or present a doctor’s note stating the rash is non-contagious.
STREP THROAT Must be reported to school.  Students need to be treated with antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school if there is a positive throat culture.  Rapid throat cultures are not conclusive, wait for the results of a 24-hour throat culture before sending your child back to school.
*FEVER* *Student needs to be free of an elevated fever (100 degrees or greater) for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications before returning to school*


Food Policy/ Food Allergies
Per district policy, all shared snacks (ex. Birthday celebration goodies) need to be commercially packaged with preprinted labels. Check the ingredients to make sure there are no peanut or tree nuts in the product. Peanut and tree nut products will not be permitted in the classroom or on field trips. Fresh fruit and vegetables and non-food items are always acceptable shared snack options.
*If your child has a known food allergy, please meet with the school nurse, Olivia Hoyt*
For more information, please refer to the district’s Food Allergy Management Program

Medications in School
The following procedure must be followed for your child to receive medicine in school:
The school must have a written order from your physician stating dose, time, interval, side effects, and duration:

  1. A signed permission form from parent/guardian is required; forms are available in the nurse’s office or on the District Website
  2. Medication delivered to the nurse should be in the original container- both prescription and non-prescription- NEVER a baggie or envelope
  3. All medication is to be administered by the school nurse or parent
  4. For their own protection, children must never carry or take medicine on their own

Medical Emergency Procedure
A call will be made to the parent at home or at his/her place of business except when the nature of the emergency does not allow sufficient time; then paramedics are called immediately. If neither parent can be reached, the adult designated on the emergency card and the family physician are contacted. If it is necessary to transport the child to a local hospital, the paramedics can go to one of the following hospitals:  Evanston (all head injuries), Glenbrook, Highland Park, or St. Francis. If you have a preference of one hospital, please note this in your child’s emergency information. However, in a life or death situation, the paramedics must transport the child to the nearest hospital, which is Evanston.