TO PARENTS OF PRE-SCHOOL
The State of Illinois requires every child entering pre-school to meet
specific medical requirements. Those include a physical exam, lead
assessment by his/her doctor, and up-to-date immunizations. The
lead assessment is a more recent requirement. The date and result of
the assessment must be turned in along with your childís physical exam.
A dental exam is strongly recommended. Every child entering school is
required to present a copy of their certified birth certificate
when registering for school.
Please note the health exam
form attached is two-sided. The top half of the back side of the form
needs to be filled out and signed by the parent.
The following are the
required immunizations for school attendance:
mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR): One dose on or after 12
months of age.
Three doses by 12 months of age. One additional dose is
required by 24 months of age.
Two doses by 12 months of age. One additional dose is required
by 24 months of age.
One dose on or after 15 months of age.
B: Series of three shots for all children 2 years of age
One dose of chickenpox vaccine (varicella) on or after their
first birthday. A physician can confirm past disease history-in
lieu of vaccination-by having examined the infected childís
history, or reviewing laboratory evidence.
Your child can be immunized
by his/her doctor or at the Public Health Department (348-0530). Make
your appointments early so you donít get caught in the last minute
rush! The physical can be dated any time 1 year prior to the first day
of school. Completed physicals with lead assessment and immunizations
should be brought to central registration in early August. These health
requirements MUST be turned in before the student can begin school.
If you should
have any questions, please donít hesitate to call the School Health
Office at 639-5017.