All students entering sixth grade must present to school officials a physical examination report, 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 for that school year.
Please have your physician examine your child and complete the Certificate of Child Health Examination. 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:
- Hepatitis B: Three doses upon entering sixth grade.
- D.P.T. series: Three or more three doses plus a booster after age 4.
- Tdap booster: Upon entering sixth grade
- Polio series: Three or more doses, with the last dose on or after the fourth birthday and at least six months after the previous dose
- MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine: Two doses, with the first dose on or after the first birthday and the second dose no less than four weeks later
- 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
- Meningococcal Vaccine: One dose on or after the 11th birthday
- TB Skin Test
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. 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 examination 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.
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