New student health regulations
All students new to CCSD 89 must present documentation of a completed health exam. This examination shall not have been given more than one year prior to the first day of attendance.
Please have your physician examine your child and complete the Certificate of Child Health Examination form. Height, weight, BMI, diabetes screening, blood pressure, and system review must be documented. You are required to complete and sign the Health History portion of the form. At the time of the examination check to be sure your student has complete immunization protection that includes the following:
- D.P.T. series: Usually three doses, plus a booster after age 4
- Tdap booster upon entering sixth, seventh, and eighth grade
- Polio series: Four or more doses with a booster after age 4.
- MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine: Two doses on or after the first birthday, and second dose no less than four weeks later
- Hepatitis B (HBV) series: Three doses required for sixth, seventh and eighth grades, and preschool students
- Haemophilus Influenza Type b (Hib) series vaccine: After age 15 months for preschool students
- Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine: One dose after 24 months of age for children 24 - 59 months
- Tuberculosis skin test is recommended in DuPage County
- Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine: Two doses, with the first dose on or after the first birthday and the second dose no less than four weeks later, or proof of disease or immunity. One dose required for preschool.
- Lead Risk Questionnaire: For preschool and kindergarten students
- Meningococcal Vaccine: One dose for sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students on or after the 11th birthday
You should be aware that if your student has not had measles vaccine or the disease, he/she will be excluded from school the day after a case of measles is reported at the school. This exclusion will be for 21 days after the last reported case of measles and does include children who have medical reasons or religious objections to immunization.
The records from your child’s prior school may contain this information. CCSD 89 allows 30 days for the transfer of this information, or for you to set up the appointments necessary, to complete your child’s immunizations or to update his/her physical examination. Lack of compliance with Section 27-B of the Illinois School Code relating to physical examination and immunization mandates will result in your child's exclusion from school. Please contact your child's school if you have any questions regarding district immunization records or other health requirements.
Eye exam requirements
State law requires any child entering the Illinois school system for the first time to have a eye examination performed by a licensed physician or optometrist and he/she must sign Eye Examination Report to document the exam. The eye examination shall not have been given more than one year prior to the first day of attendance.
If you have any questions concerning these procedures, or if for some medical reason you cannot comply with the State’s regulations, please contact your student’s school nurse for further explanation or clarification.
More information: Board policy 500:100 Student Health
Information about Religious Exemption to Immunization