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20-21 Enrollment Health Requirements
20-21 Enrollment Health Requirements
Donna Rushing
Thursday, June 04, 2020

Important State of Illinois Health Requirements for the 2020-2021 School Year 

Physical examination and immunizations requirements MUST be on file prior to the first day of attendance 

 Requirements by Grade Level: 

Preschool Students (PK): 

• Physical Exam (Parents please complete the Health History portion, sign and date)  • Complete updated Immunization Record signed and stamped by a doctor 

Kindergarten Students (K) 

• Physical Exam (Parents please complete the Health History portion, sign and date)  • Complete Updated Immunization Record signed or stamped by a doctor  • Dental Exam on Illinois Form dated between November, 2019 - May 15, 2021  • Eye Exam on Illinois Form completed by October 15 of the current school year 

Second Grade Students (2nd) 

• Dental Exam on Illinois Form dated between November, 2019 - May 15, 2021 

Sixth Grade Students (6th) 

• Physical Exam (Sports Physical not acceptable) (Parents please complete the Health History portion, sign and date)  • Complete Updated Immunization Record signed and stamped by a doctor  • Dental Exam on Illinois Form dated between November, 2019 - May 15, 2021 

Ninth Grade Students (9th) 

• Physical Exam (Sports Physical not acceptable) (Parents please complete the Health History portion, sign and date)  • Complete updated Immunization Record signed and stamped by a doctor  • Dental Exam on Illinois Form dated between November, 2019 - May 15, 2021 

Twelfth Grade Students (12th) 

• Complete Immunization Record signed and stamped by a doctor, showing two doses of the Meningococcal vaccine with the 1st dose being on or after the 11th birthday & second dose on or after the 16th birthday UNLESS the first dose was administered after the age 16 years then one dose is required 

Religious/Medical Exemptions: If your child does not receive immunizations for religious reasons, a parent and health care provider must complete the “Illinois Certificate of Religious Exemption to Required Immunizations and/or Examinations” form prior to the first day of school. This form may not be used for personal or philosophical reasons.  Illinois does not allow for such exemptions. 

Sports Physicals: If your child will be trying out for any sport (including intramural), they must have a sports physical on file prior to the season’s first practice. Incoming 6th and 9th grade may use a school physical in lieu of a sports physical, however a sports physical CAN NOT be accepted as proof of a physical examination for mandated physicals. Sports physicals are  valid for 395 calendar days from the date the physical was issued. 

New Students 

•New students enrolling in an Illinois school for the first time will be required to obtain a physical examination, vision exam, and provide up-to-date immunization record regardless of grade. 

Medical Authorization Form 

If your child needs to take medication during school, a new medication authorization form is needed each school year. No medications will be given to students without proper authorization from a health care provider, this includes over-the-counter medications and cough drops.  If your child uses an inhaler for Asthma or an Epi-Pen for allergies contact the school health staff.