Required Exams & Immunizations

  • Your child must meet certain health requirements under Illinois law. These laws are adopted to protect your child’s health and the health of the entire community.

    Your student will not be able to attend school after Friday, August 14, 2020, unless the required physical and updated immunizations are presented to the school.

    The requirements are:

    • Pre-School: (1) Health examination on the appropriate state form, including screening for lead, TB and diabetes. (2) Proof of updated immunizations. Your health care provider should review the immunization records to ensure the required immunizations are up to date.

    • Kindergarten: (1) Health examination on the appropriate state form, including screening for lead, TB and diabetes. (2) Proof of updated immunizations. (3) Proof of Dental exam. (4) Proof of Vision exam. Your health care provider should review the immunization records to ensure the required immunizations are up to date.

    • First Grade: No new items needed unless you have been notified by the school health office. If attending a public school for the first time, students must present proof of: (1) Health examination on the appropriate state form, including screening for TB and diabetes. (2) Proof of updated immunizations. (3) Proof of Dental exam. (4) Proof of Vision exam. Your health care provider should review the immunization records to ensure the required immunizations are up to date.

    • Second GradeProof of Dental Exam. No other items needed unless you have been notified by the school health office.

    • Third, Fourth and Fifth Grades: No new items needed unless you have been notified by the school health office.

    • Sixth Grade: (1) Health examination on the appropriate state form including screening for TB and diabetes. (2) Proof of updated immunizations. (3) Proof of Dental exam.   Your health care provider should review the immunization records to ensure the required immunizations are up to date.

    • Seventh and Eighth Grades: No new items needed unless you have been notified by the school health office.

    All Transfer students for the 2020-2021 school year: Proof of required child health examination on the appropriate state form and proof of updated immunizations within 7 days of registration.  Proof of a vision exam is required of all students entering an Illinois school for the first time.

    Sports:  Students participating in sports need to have a yearly sports physical (IHSA forms are available from the coach, school nurse or your doctor). The sports physical is not acceptable as the required child health examination form required for enrollment, but the required health examination form is acceptable for both mandated requirement and sports if the area interscholastic sports is marked yes.

    Your child’s school year will start best if required information/forms are provided by August 14, 2020, to your child’s home school.

    If you have any questions or need resources, please contact the health office at your child's school for information.

Physical Examinations

  • Physical examinations are required for all children entering pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and sixth grade. Bring your child’s completed State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination Form to the health office by the first day of school.

    This exam form must be dated within one year prior to the first day of school. It must also be completed and signed by a licensed healthcare provider, and it must include a diabetes screening and lead screening for children who are 6 years old or younger. A tuberculosis (TB) skin test is recommended.

Vision Examinations

  • The state requires that students entering kindergarten present proof to the school of having had a vision examination. Students transferring from out of state, regardless of grade, are required to have an eye examination. Please return the Eye Examination Report to your child’s school.

Dental Examinations

  • The state requires that students entering kindergarten, second, and sixth grades present proof to the school of having been examined by a dentist. Please return the Proof of School Dental Examination Form to your child's school.