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Health & Wellness

Meet our school health team:
  • ​Courtney White​, RN, BSN is the full-time nurse that oversees the three schools for regular and special education. Courtney began her nursing career in the hospital setting, where she most recently specialized in gastroenterology nursing. She is dedicated to furthering her education in school nursing to provide excellent care to the community.
  • Kelsi Pickard​, RN, BSN, is a full-time nurse overseeing the middle and high schools.  She began her nursing career in Texas and has worked in multiple places across the U.S. Most recently, she was an ICU nurse in Kankakee.  Kelsi is a graduate of Reed-Custer High School and is excited to be back helping students in her home town.  
  • Leann Milstead, LPN: Leann is a Licensed Practical Nurse serving as the health aide for regular education students and SOWIC special needs students at Reed-Custer Elementary School.
  • SOWIC RN: provide care to SOWIC and regular education students at Reed-Custer Elementary School.

Illinois School Health Mandated Requirements

The below mandated health requirements are due on the first day of school.  If required immunizations/physicals are not turned in by October 15th, your student will be excluded from school until required forms are received.
​Grade Level/Activity ​Exams ​Comments
Early Childhood or Preschool IL School Physical
Physical is due to be turned in the first year or PreK
IL School Physical
Eye Exam
Dental Exam
2nd Grade
Dental Exam
6th Grade
IL School Physical
Dental Exam
9th Grade
IL School Physical
Dental Exam
12th Grade
Must provide proof that 2nd dose of Meningococcal Disease (MCV4) vaccine was received after 16 years of age.
New Student
IL Physical Exam
Eye Exam
  • If moving from out-of-state, student must get school physical and vision exam within 30 days of start date.
  • If moving from in-state school, please make sure all health forms are sent from previous school.
School Sports
Sports' Physical Exam*
*Save yourself money! If your student is in a sport/activity, the Illinois mandated physical exam (school physical) can be used as a sports' physical exam.  However, the sports' physical exam does not meet the requirement for the State of Illinois mandated physical exam.


​Organization ​Phone
Crisis Line of Will County
​Joliet- 815-722-3344
Wilmington- 815-476-6969
​Crisis Text Line ​Text "HOME" to 741741 for FREE 24/7 crisis counseling
For Spanish 888-628-9454
Grundy County Health Department ​815-941-3404
Illinois Department of Public Health ​217-782-4977​
Lions' Club (Braidwood, Godley, & Shadow Lakes) ​815-791-8093
​Local Text-A-Tip ​Text "458-HELP" to 844-823-5323
​Lions' Club (Essex) ​815-365-4093
​Lions' Club (Wilmington) ​815-476-9591
National Suicide Prevention Hotline​ ​844-823-5323
​​UIC Children's Health​ ​800-425-5454
Will County Center for Community Concerns ​815-722-0722
Will County Dental Clinic ​815-774-7300
Will County Health Department
*Call to make an appointment for physicals/vaccinations
Will County Health Department Immunization Clinics