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Kindergarten Health Requirements

Dear Kindergarten Parents/Guardians,

The District 202 nursing staff welcomes you and your child as he/she begins kindergarten.

Incoming kindergarten 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 (11-15).  The health history section of the examination form must be completed and signed by the parent.  All students age 6 and under must have the lead screening section completed by the medical provider. In addition, the diabetes screening section must also be completed.
    • The immunizations required for kindergarten entry are:
      • Four or more doses of DTP/DTaP with the last dose received on or after the 4th birthday
      • Four or more doses of the same type of Polio vaccine, with a booster given on or after the 4th birthday. There must be at least 6 months between the 3 dose series and the booster.
      • 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
      • 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  
  • 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.
  • An eye examination is to be on file at your child's school by October 15, 2017.  The eye exam must be recorded on the Illinois Eye Exam Report and needs to have taken place on or after August 17, 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 make copies of all papers submitted and keep them for your records.

Child Health Examination  forms, Dental exam forms and Vision exam forms, as well as a list of district nurses and their phone numbers may be found using the links to the right.  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.

Sincerely,
Plainfield CCSD 202 Nursing Staff