Students entering kindergarten (or first grade if not previously enrolled in kindergarten), sixth grade and ninth grade at any Illinois public or private school (including charter schools) must provide proof of physical examination on a form approved by both the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education.
Students entering an Illinois school from out of state or out of country for the first time at any grade level must also provide the physical exam form. The exam must be completed no earlier than a year (365 days) prior to the start of attendance at an Illinois school.
Cold and Flu Season
Influenza can be severe, and it's important to protect yourself and others. If your child is sick, please keep them at home. If you're not sure if your child has the flu, or something else ask these questions: Is there a fever? Are there other symptoms such as a cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, diarrhea or vomiting? If the answer is YES to either, your child should stay home.
Ways to protect yourself and your family are to ensure everyone has a flu shot, wash hands thoroughly, drink plenty of fluids, get plenty of rest and stay home when ill.
Student Insurance Program
The School Board permits a group plan for accident insurance to be offered to all pupils. Participation in this insurance plan is optional, and the Board assumes no responsibility for its operation. An application and information on the types of coverage is available at each school. The district assumes no responsibility for any expenses related to emergency medical care.
Wellness Checks in Schools
The Department of Healthcare and Family Services is required to provide a program for wellness checks and mental health screenings for 7-12 grade students in schools.
Integrated Pest Management Program (IPM)
Community Consolidated School District 62 implements and practices Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Procedures to control pests in school buildings and minimize the exposure of students, faculty, and staff to pesticides. State Law (Public Act 91-0525) requires public schools to adopt an IPM process. Schools are required to notify staff, students and parents prior to certain types of pest control applications.