Before May 15 of the school year, each child in kindergarten, second, and sixth grades shall present to the school proof of having been examined by a dentist in accordance with the Illinois Department of Health Requirements. The examination must be performed by a licensed dentist and recorded on the IDPH Dental Examination Form on our website. The examination must have taken place within 18 months prior to May 15 of each school year. See your school handbook for further details.
HEALTH EXAMINATIONS, IMMUNIZATIONS, AND EXCLUSION OF STUDENTS
A student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) shall present proof that the student was examined by a licensed physician and received the immunizations against, and screenings for preventable communicable diseases, as required by the department of Public Health rules. At the start of school, all students will be required to be in complete compliance with health requirements by the first day of school. Physical exams must be within 1 year from the first day of school. This means that all new students to the district as well as returning students will be excluded from attending school if they do not have the appropriate documentation available when they register and/or the first day of class. Missed days due to students being noncompliant with State Requirements will be considered Unexcused Absences.
All students entering preschool, kindergarten, and sixth grade must have a current medical examination and all required medical examination and all required immunizations prior to the first day of school. If there is a medical reason that your child's immunizations must be delayed, the doctor or Advanced practice nurse (PA or NP) must provide a note stating the immunizations that will be delayed, the reason for the delay, and the date your child will be returning for their immunization (an appointment card can also be provided for this part).
VISION EXAM REQUIREMENT
Illinois School Code requires Vision Examinations by October 15th for students enrolling in kindergarten and any student enrolling for the first time in an Illinois School. The exam must be recorded on the approved state form that may be obtained from the office. Proof of an appointment within 60 days may be turned in prior to the October 15th deadline. If you are unable to obtain an exam, a waiver form is available from the office.
VISION & HEARING SCREENINGS
Vision and hearing screenings are done during the school year under current State of Illinois guidelines. Please note vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor. Children are not required to undergo the vision screening if an optometrist or ophthalmologist has completed and signed a report form indicating that an examination has been administered within the previous 12 months. If your child has an exam on file within this time period and you do not want your child to be screened, you must notify the nurse in writing by October 1st.
Vision Screening is done on all new students to the district, students receiving special education services and students referred for screening. Screenings are also done on the following grades: Kindergarten, Second, & Eighth. Hearing Screening is done on all new students to the district, students receiving special education services and students referred for screening. Screenings are also done on the following grades: Kindergarten, First, Second and Third.
Parent(s)/guardian(s) will be notified in writing if their child fails their vision and/or hearing screenings according to IDPH guidelines.