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Preschool Health Requirements

Preschool Health Requirements

Dear Preschool Parents/Guardians,

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

Incoming preschool 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 within one year prior to school entry.  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.  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 preschool entry are:
      • Four or more doses of DTP/DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) received at the appropriate intervals
      • Three or more doses of polio received no less than four weeks apart
      • One dose each of measles, mumps and rubella (usually given as MMR) given on or after the 1st birthday
      • At least one dose of Hib (haemophilus influenza type b)
      • Three doses of hepatitis B received at the appropriate intervals with the 3rd dose received on or after 6 months of age
      • One dose of varicella (chicken pox) received on or after the 1st birthday
      • At least one dose of PCV (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine).  


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 and medication forms may be found in the right colum of this page.  If you have any questions, or your child has any specific health care needs such as diabetes, allergies, asthma, seizure disorder or medication that needs to be taken at school, please contact Shelly Brodict, RN, the building nurse for Bonnie McBeth Early Learning Center.

Sincerely,
Plainfield CCSD 202 Nursing Staff