Get ready for the 2019-20 School Year
Get ready for the 2019-20 School Year
Monica Kremer
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Now is the time to schedule your physicals, immunizations,
dental and vision appointments for the upcoming school year!

2019-20

Illinois SCHOOL HEALTH Requirements/Information

PHYSICAL EXAM

A physical examination is required for entry into Preschool, Kindergarten, 6th, and 9th grades. The exam must be completed within one year of entering school at the required grade (Example: for the school year 2019-20, the physical must be dated after September 1, 2018).

The physical can be performed by a physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice nurse.

1. A student is considered to be in compliance when they have submitted the appropriate documentation for the physical and immunizations required for their grade.

2. Students who are not compliant with physical or immunizations by October 15th of the school year are subject to exclusion from school until the appropriate documentation has been submitted.

IMMUNIZATIONS

1. All immunizations must be completed before the start of school and proof of immunizations must be presented to the school office before the first day of school.

2. See attached table for schedule of required immunizations.

VISION EXAM

1. All students enrolling in Kindergarten and students enrolling in an Illinois school for the first time (public, private, or parochial) must submit an eye exam. The requirement does not apply to preschool students.

2. The exam must be completed by a optometrist or ophthalmologist.

DENTAL EXAM

1. Children entering Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grades are required to submit a dental exam form.

2. The exam must be completed by a licensed dentist.

3. Proof of exam must be submitted by May 15th.

4. The exam must have taken place within 18 months prior to May 15th (Example: For the May 15, 2020 deadline, the exam can be dated after Nov. 15, 2018).

HEARING SCREENING

Required on the following students:

1. Preschool children three years of age or older in a public or private educational program or licensed childcare facility.

2. Kindergarten students

3. 1st Grade students

4. 2nd Grade students

5. 3rd Grade students

6. Special education students

7. Students who are referred by a teacher

8. Transfer students

VISION SCREENING

Required on the following students:

1. Preschool children age 3 and older in any public or private educational program or licensed child care facility.

2. Kindergarten students

3. 2nd Grade students

4. 8th Grade students

5. Special education students

6. Students who are referred by a teacher

7. Transfer 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.

Reminder…. This was NEW for 2016…..The religious exemption form must be filled out by the student’s doctor and turned in to the office at registration. The form is located on the school web page under Menu, Documents, Student Health Forms & Information.

State of Illinois

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR 2018-2019

PRESCHOOL

KINDERGARTEN

6TH

12TH

DTP/DTaP/ or Tdap, Td

(Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis)

3 doses by 1 year of age and 1 booster by 2nd birthday

4 or more doses with the last dose being after 4th birthday

TDaP

1 DOSE

Polio

2 doses by 1 year of age and 1 additional dose by 2nd birthday

4 or more doses with the last dose after the 4th birthday

Measles, Mumps and Rubella

(MMR)

1 dose after the 1st birthday

2 doses after the 1st birthday and 2nd dose no less than 28 days after first dose

Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (HIB)

Series of Immunizations or at least 1 dose after 15 months of age

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV)

Series of Immunizations or at least 1 dose after 24 months of age

Hepatitis B

3 doses after 6 months of age

Varicella

(Chicken Pox)

1 dose after 1st birthday

1 dose after 1st birthday and 2nd dose no less than 28 days later

Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine

1 dose

2nd dose after age 16