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District Information / Physical Exams


PHYSICAL EXAMS AND IMMUNIZATIONS

Illinois law requires physical examinations for students entering kindergarten and sixth grade and for new enrollees from outside the State of Illinois. A copy of the health examination report, signed by a physician and dated within the past 12 months, must be on record with the District. Record of immunizations against measles, tetanus, diphtheria, poliomyelitis and pertussis (whooping cough) must also be present. All fifth grade students are required to have hepatitis B inoculations. Beginning in late 2011, the Illinois Department of Public Health began requiring the specific Tdap vaccination (Tetanus/Diptheria/Acellular Pertussis vaccine) for students entering grades 6 through 12. If the health/immunization records are not in compliance with the Illinois School Code and the report is not received by October 15 of the school year, the student will be excluded from school until the report is in compliance.


The exam must be reported on the Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination form, which was updated in January 2011 to accommodate the new Tdap vaccine requirement (see above).  Exams reported on IESA Sports Physical forms are not acceptable for this purpose. Parents: Please complete the top of page one and page two, and sign page two of the form. Please keep a copy of the completed form for your records.

SPORTS PHYSICALS

Students interested in participating in interscholastic activities offered at our middle schools must have a current annual IESA sports physical on file with the school. Students will not be allowed to attend tryouts until an up-to-date physical is on file. A note stating that the exam was done is not sufficient. For your convenience, you may download the IESA Sports Physical form.

DENTAL EXAMS

Illinois law requires all students in kindergarten, second grade and sixth grade present proof of a completed dental examination. Once your dentist completes the Illinois Proof of Dental Exam Form, please return it to your school nurse. A list of low-cost and no-cost dental clinics if provided on the Local Clinics webpage. Other related documents include the State’s Dental Examination Waiver Form, which is also available in Español.

VISION EXAMS

The State of Illinois requires mandatory vision examinations of all students entering school in kindergarten (or grade 1) or transferring from a school outside of Illinois. Please have your optometrist or ophthalmologist complete the State of Illinois Eye Examination Report and return it to your school nurse. If you are unable to obtain the required vision examination, please complete the State’s Eye Examination Waiver Form.  Forms are also available from your school nurse. Forms must be turned in no later than October 15.

LOCAL HEALTH CLINICS

For a listing of locations to obtain physical exams, please visit the Local Clinics webpage.