Dear Sixth Grade Parents/Guardians,
The District 202 nursing staff welcomes working with you and your child as he/she begins middle school.
Incoming sixth grade students must have the following health examinations on file at your child’s school according to the Illinois Department of Public Health and PSD 202 Board of Education policy.
- A physical examination that has taken place on or after August 17, 2016. Students without a physical examination and list of current immunizations will not be allowed to start on the first day of school per District 202 Board of Education policy. The examination must be signed by the medical provider and be recorded on the Certificate of Child Health Examination form (R-02-13 or 11-15). The health history section of the examination form must be completed and signed by the parent. In addition, the diabetes screening section must also be completed. The interscholastic sports box checked “yes” on the bottom of the second page serves as the sports physical for one year from the date of the physical examination. Incoming 6th graders do not need to submit a separate sports physical to athletics.
- The immunizations required for sixth grade entry are:
- Three or more doses of DTP/DTaP with the last dose received on or after the 4th birthday
- One dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)
- Three or more doses of polio, with a booster on or after the 4th birthday
- Two doses each of measles, mumps and rubella (usually given as MMR) with the first dose on or after the 1st birthday and the second dose no less than four weeks later
- Three doses of hepatitis B vaccine administered at the recommended intervals
- Two doses of varicella (chicken pox) with the first dose on or after the 1st birthday and the second dose no less than four weeks later.
- One dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) received on or after the 10th birthday.
- A dental examination is to be on file at your child’s school before May 15, 2018. This examination must be recorded on the Proof of School Dental Examination form and has to have taken place on or after November 15, 2016.
Please make your doctor’s appointments early. Doctor’s offices are very busy during the summer months with back-to-school appointments and it will get very difficult to get an appointment as the first day of school approaches. Please keep a copy of all paperwork for your records.
Child Health Examination forms, dental exam forms, medication forms and a list of district nurses and their phone numbers may be found at www.psd202.org < Departments and Programs < Health Services. If your child has any specific health care needs such as diabetes, allergies, asthma, seizure disorder or medication that is to be taken at school, please contact the nurse at your child’s school before classes begin.
Plainfield CCSD 202 Nursing Staff