Student Health Services
LFA Community Health Center
The Health Center staff provide direct care and act as parent-student-school liaisons with health care providers and services in the local area.
Health Services Department email: email@example.com
Nurse email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
On-call nurses are available 24 hours a day for emergencies or sudden illnesses.
The Student Health Services Office is staffed by licensed nurses who rely on good communication with faculty, parents, and students about health concerns and needs. Parents are encouraged to contact Student Health Services or one of the school therapists directly with their concerns.
Student Health Services Contacts
LFA Bullying & Response Policy
August, 2022 (this is renewed and updated each year and is part of our advisory discussions regarding expectations of our community members – each family also receives a copy of our handbook and also our admission contract acknowledges an agreement that students/families will adhere to this).
As a further explanation of what appears in LFA’s student handbook, "bullying" includes "cyber-bullying" and means any severe or pervasive physical or verbal act or conduct, including communications made in writing or electronically, directed toward a student or students that has or can be reasonably predicted to have the effect of one or more of the following:
(1) Placing the student or students in reasonable fear of harm to the student's or students' person or property;
(2) Causing a substantially detrimental effect on the student's or students' physical or mental health;
(3) Substantially interfering with the student's or students' academic performance; or
(4) Substantially interfering with the student's or students' ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by a school.
Bullying may take various forms, including without limitation one or more of the following: harassment, threats, intimidation, stalking, physical violence, sexual harassment, sexual violence, theft, public humiliation, destruction of property, or retaliation for asserting or alleging an act of bullying. This list is meant to be illustrative and non-exhaustive.
“Cyber-bullying" means bullying through the use of technology or any electronic communication, including without limitation any transfer of signs, signals, writing, images, sounds, data, or intelligence of any nature transmitted in whole or in part by a wire, radio, electromagnetic system, photoelectronic system, or photo-optical system, including without limitation electronic mail, Internet communications, instant messages, or facsimile communications. "Cyber-bullying" includes the creation of a webpage or weblog in which the creator assumes the identity of another person or the knowing impersonation of another person as the author of posted content or messages if the creation or impersonation creates any of the effects enumerated in the definition of bullying in this Section. "Cyber-bullying" also includes the distribution by electronic means of a communication to more than one person or the posting of material on an electronic medium that may be accessed by one or more persons if the distribution or posting creates any of the effects enumerated in the definition of bullying in this Section.
Bullying is contrary to State law and the policy of the non-sectarian nonpublic school and is consistent with subsection (a-5) of this Section [free exercise of religion].
Nothing in this Section is intended to infringe upon any right to exercise free expression or the free exercise of religion or religiously based views protected under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution or under Section 3 of Article 1 of the Illinois Constitution.
The school procedures for promptly reporting bullying, including, but not limited to, identifying and providing the school e-mail address (if applicable) and school telephone number for the staff person or persons responsible for receiving such reports and a procedure for anonymous reporting; however, this shall not be construed to permit formal disciplinary action solely on the basis of an anonymous report. The complaint manager is the Dean of Students – Chris Tennyson – and he can be reached via email (email@example.com) or phone (847.615.3247).
Consistent with Federal and State laws and rules governing student privacy rights, the bullying policy includes procedures for promptly informing parents or guardians of all students involved in the alleged incident of bullying and discussing, as appropriate, the availability of social work services, counseling, school psychological services, other interventions, and restorative measures. Examples of restorative measures may include: teaching students the personal and interpersonal skills they will need to be successful in school and society, and teaching students to serve, build, and restore relationships among students, families, schools, and communities.
The bullying procedures for promptly investigating and addressing reports of bullying, including the following:
(A) Making all reasonable efforts to complete the investigation within 10 school days after the date the report of the incident of bullying was received and taking into consideration additional relevant information received during the course of the investigation about the reported incident of bullying.
(B) Involving appropriate school support personnel and other staff persons with knowledge, experience, and training on bullying prevention, as deemed appropriate, in the investigation process.
(C) Notifying the principal or school administrator or his or her designee of the report of the incident of bullying as soon as possible after the report is received.
(D) Consistent with federal and State laws and rules governing student privacy rights, providing parents and guardians of the students who are parties to the investigation information about the investigation and an opportunity to meet with the principal or school administrator or his or her designee to discuss the investigation, the findings of the investigation, and the actions taken to address the reported incident of bullying.
The school interventions that can be taken to address bullying, which may include, but are not limited to, school social work services, restorative measures, social-emotional skill building, counseling, school psychological services, and community-based services. 1500 W. Kennedy Rd. | Lake Forest, IL 60045 | 847.615.3210 | www.lfanet.org
Lake Forest Academy will consider consequences and appropriate remedial actions for a person found to have falsely accused another of bullying as a means of retaliation or as a means of bullying.
Lake Forest Academy also prohibits reprisal or retaliation against any person who reports an act of bullying and will determine appropriate consequences and appropriate remedial actions for a person who engages in reprisal or retaliation.
Our bullying prevention and response plan is based on the engagement of a range of school stakeholders, including students and parents/guardians.
The bullying policy is posted on the school's existing internet website and is included in the student handbook, and, where applicable, posted where other policies, rules, and standards of conduct are currently posted in the school, and is distributed annually to parents, guardians, students, and school personnel, including new employees when hired.
To assess the outcomes and effectiveness of the bullying policy, actions will include, but is not limited to, factors such as the frequency of victimization; student, staff, and family observations of safety at a school; identification of areas of a school where bullying occurs; the types of bullying utilized; and bystander intervention or participation. Lake Forest Academy may use relevant data and information it already collects for other purposes in the policy evaluation. The information developed as a result of the policy evaluation must be made available on the Internet website of the school. If an Internet website is not available, the information must be provided to school administrators, school board members, school personnel, parents, guardians, and students.
The bullying policy is consistent with other school policies that LFA enforces.
Statement of Confidentiality
- All personal contact with the therapists is confidential unless the therapist determines that there is a risk which specifically endangers the student, another person or the community at large.
- In the case of a personal crisis, parents are notified immediately. Emergency consultation or hospitalization of a student is authorized by the parental medical release form. Students are routinely encouraged to identify and use all of the adult supports available to them, especially their parents, but parents will not be notified of a referral or routine mental health care unless there is a serious concern about a student’s immediate or ongoing well-being. With a student’s knowledge and approval, situations involving physical well-being will be handled in conjunction with LFA’s physical health team. If you are concerned about your child, you may contact the therapists to request a referral or to find out if adequate support has been established.
- Cases of suspected physical, psychological or sexual abuse must, by law, be reported to the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS).