District Health Requirements

Illinois School Code Section 665.140 requires all preschool, kindergarten, 6th grade, new and transfer students to comply with health requirements by the first day of school. The school district has established October 15th as exclusion date for those students who have not provided proof of documents. New students and transfer students have 30 days from the date of entering school.

A student transferring into the district should provide an academic record and health record, as well as other appropriate information from his/her previous school. Parents and guardians are responsible for obtaining health information from the student’s previous school or health professional.

  • Students who are entering an Illinois school for the first time at any grade level are required to have a health examination and a vision examination completed by the State of Illinois. The exam must have been completed within one year prior to date of entry and must cover all “required” elements as listed on the Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination form.

Certain grades/students must meet additional requirements:

  • Preschool- Must show proof of Haemophilus Influenza type B vaccine (HIB) and Pneumococcal vaccine (PCV), State of Illinois Health Exam (Physical)
  • Kindergarten-Must show proof of two doses of Varicella vaccine, have a lead assessment, State of Illinois Health Exam (Physical), and a vision examination. The vision exam by a licensed optometrist must have taken place within 12 months of the October 15th deadline. If a student fails to present proof of a vision exam by October 15, the school may hold the student’s report card until the student presents proof:  (1) of a completed eye examination, or (2) that an eye examination will take place within 60 days after October 15.  In addition, a waiver can be provided if the exam is an “un-due burden”.
  • Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grade- Must have a dental examination by May 15th of the current school year. The dental exam must have taken place within 18 months. The dental exam must be presented on the state authorized dental exam form. A waiver can be provided if the exam is an “un-due burden”.
  • 6th grade Must receive school physical, a Tdap vaccine regardless of length of time since the last DTP, DTaP, or TD, must receive a second Chicken Pox vaccine (VAR) if has not already been given in the past, must have completed the Hepatitis B series (HB),  and the Meningococcal Conjugate vaccine (MCV).


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