Health Requirements for Illinois Schools 2016-17
All students must have a school physical within one year of entering:
- preschool programs
- sixth grade
- ninth grade
Any student entering an Illinois school for the first time will have 30 days from registration date to obtain the required current physical and proof of immunizations.
- All students must show proof of having primary series (and boosters after their 4th birthday) of the following immunizations: diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus (DPT), polio (IPV), measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), and varicella (chicken pox).
- Preschool and early childhood students must also provide proof of haemophilus influenza type B (HIB) and pneumococcal vaccines.
- 6th - 8th grade students must also show proof of Hepatitis B series and one Tdap vaccines, two varicella vaccines, and a meningitis vaccine on or after their 11th birthday.
Lead screening: All students entering preschool, early childhood, and kindergarten must show proof of lead screening.
The required health exam, immunizations, and lead screening must be completed on the Certificate of Child Health Examination form dated 11-2015. If you need assistance finding a healthcare provider, please call your school nurse.
Dental exams: All students entering kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grades are required to have an oral health exam by a licensed dentist prior to May 15th of the school year (within 18 mos.) If a student does not fulfill the requirement, the school may hold the student report card until proof of exam is provided. Currently, our district invites all students to participate in dental clinics provided by Dental Safari mobile company. Please contact your school nurse for permission form and dates of service. Again, please use state form.
Vision exams: All students enrolling in kindergarten or transferring for the first time into an Illinois school are required to have an eye exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. Please use state form.
If a student does not have the above requirements met due to a medical conditions or a religious objection, please meet with your school nurse to complete the necessary paperwork to submit for approval from the Illinois Department of Human Services. Forms downloaded from various internet sites will not meet the requirements. As of 10-16-2015, those who have a religious objection must use the new state form and the health care provider must also sign the form.
*** A school physical will meet requirements for a sports physical, providing the physician has marked the box on the back of the form, for 13 months from date completed. A sports physical form will not be accepted for the required school physical for 6th or 9th grade.