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Health Requirements

Physical examinations are required by state law and the Board of Education upon entrance to school, either into pre-school or kindergarten and prior to entering sixth grade.

Physical examinations are also required for all NEW students whose physical information records do not comply with state law requirements. School board policy requires that students submit this certificate by October 15 of the current school year. Any student registering after October 15 of the current school year is required to submit this certificate within 30 days of starting school.

Annual dental examinations are recommended for every student and are required for students entering kindergarten, second grade, and sixth grade. Per Public Act 102-0095, District 62 administers a school-based dental program for students on an annual basis. Mobile Dental Units are utilized in-district in order to support our students with receiving dental care.

Vision examinations are required for any student entering kindergarten and for any student who is entering an Illinois school for the first time. Vision screening is conducted for students entering preschool, kindergarten, second grade, and eighth grade. Students entering preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade also participate in hearing screenings. In addition, students receiving special education services are screened annually. Screenings are also conducted for any new student who does not have this information in his/her file. Parents are notified of deficiencies in any category.

All preschool, kindergarten, sixth graders and all new pupils are required to submit evidence that they have had all of the required immunizations against Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus (DTP, Tdap, DTaP, Pediatric DT, or Td), Polio (IPV/ OPV), Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib), Hepatitis B (HB), Varicella (Chickenpox), Measles (Rubeola), Rubella (German measles or 3-day measles), Meningococcal, Pneumococcal and Mumps.

Information regarding vaccine-preventable diseases, including, but not limited to, the influenza and meningococcal viruses, is available through the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control. Additional information about required immunizations is available in the health office in your school.