Kindergarten regulations

  • All kindergarten students must present a Certificate of Child Health Examination, which is on the approved Illinois form and signed by a physician licensed to practice medicine in the United States. This examination shall not have been given more than one year prior to the first day of attendance. Height, weight, BMI, blood pressure, diabetes screening, and lead screening 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 child has complete immunization protection that includes the following: 

    • D.P.T. series: Four or more doses, with the last dose qualifying as a booster and received on or after the fourth birthday
    • Polio series: Four or more doses of the same type of Polio vaccine, with the last dose qualifying as a booster and received on or after the fourth birthday
    • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine: Two doses, with first dose on or after the first birthday and second dose no less than four weeks later
    • Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine: Two doses, with the first dose on or after the first birthday and second dose no less than four weeks later, or proof of disease or immunity

     

    Strongly recommended:

    • Tuberculosis skin test is recommended in DuPage County

     

    You should be aware that if your child has not had a measles vaccine or the disease, he/she would 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. Please contact your child's school if you have any questions regarding district immunization records or other health requirements.

    Each child must present proof of the examination prior to October 15 of the school year. 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.

     

    Dental exam requirements

    State law requires a licensed dentist to perform an oral health examination and he/she must sign the Proof of Dental Examination Form to document the exam. Each child must present proof of the examination prior to May 15 of the school year. The examination must have been completed within 18 months of the May 15 deadline. A student's report card may be held until proof of a completed dental examination, or proof that a dental examination will take place within 60 days after May 15, is offered.

     

    Eye exam requirements

    State law requires a licensed physician or optometrist to perform an eye examination and he/she must sign the Eye Examination Report to document the exam. Each child must present proof of the examination prior to October 15 of the school year. The examination must have occurred within one year prior to entering kindergarten. A student's report card may be held until proof of a completed eye examination, or proof that an eye examination will take place within 60 days after October 15, is offered.

    All health documentation may be returned with your child’s registration materials or can be turned in to the health office at your child’s school. Please contact the nurse at your child’s school if you have any questions regarding these requirements.

    More information: Board policy 500:100 Student Health

     


    Information about Religious Exemption to Immunization