Health Requirements for School AttendanceMost students have already received the required immunizations and may only need to show proof. Parents may contact their school nurse with any questions or to verify if the school has the required immunizations on file. Students who fail to comply with the school physical with immunization requirements will be subject to exclusion as indicated in the Illinois School Code. School physicals and immunization documentation are expected to be turned in to the nurse's office before the start of the School Year and can be turned in before the end of this school year.Physical Exam RequirementsThe school code of Illinois requires that each student entering school for the first time (preschool, kindergarten, or first grades), students entering sixth and ninth grades, and transfer students must submit evidence of a physical examination done by a licensed physician, advanced practice nurse or examining physician assistant and a complete record of immunizations. The physical examination must be dated within one (1) year prior to the first day of school and must be completed on the State of Illinois Department of Human Services Certificate of Child Health Examination. Medical and Religious objections to any physical examination or immunization must be submitted in writing and must contain required information. The physical form and record of immunizations are due at the time of registration. For safety considerations, students may not participate in physical education classes until the required physical form is on file in the school office. STUDENTS ENROLLING AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR WHO DO NOT MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM SCHOOL ATTENDANCE PER DISTRICT POLICY.
The school nurse may request an updated school physical to document any significant changes in your child’s health. Click here for the Child Health Examination Form in English or here for the Child Health Examination Form in Spanish.Immunization RequirementsImmunizations records must show proof of immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, measles, mumps, rubella and polio. Chicken pox immunization is required for pre-school through tenth grade. Preschool children are also required to have the HIB vaccine. Hepatitis B (three (3) doses) is required for students attending pre-school and fifth (5th) grade through high school. Tdap immunization is now required for students in grades six thru twelve. Click here for the Health Requirements for School Attendance.Participating in Interscholastic AthleticsStudents wishing to compete in interscholastic athletics in middle or high school must present a completed physical examination form each year that they participate. A completed school required physical examinations on the Child Health Examination Form can be used as a sports physical. This form must be on file before the student can attend practice and must be dated within one (1) year preceding the last day of the season for that sport. Please note that the Illinois High School Athletic (IHSA) physical forms do not qualify for required school physicals.Transfer StudentsParents of transfer students must sign a release of information form so that records confirming compliance with the physical and immunization requirements can be obtained from the former school. A thirty (30) day grace period is allowed for this transfer of records to take place. Students coming from out-of-state must provide evidence of a physical examination done within the previous twelve (12) month period. For safety considerations, students may not participate in physical education classes until the required physical form is on file in the school office. STUDENTS NOT IN COMPLIANCE WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AFTER 30 DAYS.
DentalStudents in kindergarten, second and sixth grades must submit evidence of a dental examination by May 15th of that school year. Dental exams must be completed within eighteen (18) months prior to May 15th. Click here for the Dental Exam or the Dental Exam Waiver.
Many schools in the district utilize the DuPage County Health Department to provide a free dental screening yearly. Sealants are available to those eligible through this grant funded program. A parent permission form is required for any service to be provided. Please call your school's nurse for more information including services scheduled.
Vision and Hearing
Students entering Illinois schools for the first time (kindergarten or transfer) must submit evidence of a vision exam. Click here for the Vision Exam or the Vision Exam Waiver.
Vision and hearing screenings are conducted by the DuPage County Health Department or school nurse after the first of the year. These screenings apply to students in mandated grades, special education students, wards of the state and by parent request. If you have any concerns regarding your child’s vision or hearing, please contact the nurse at any time.