Required Exams & Immunizations

  • Your child must meet certain health requirements under Illinois law. These laws are adopted to protect your child’s health and the health of the entire community.

    The requirements are:

    • Pre-School: (1) Health examination on the appropriate state form, including screening for lead, TB and diabetes. (2) Proof of updated immunizations. Your health care provider should review the immunization records to ensure the required immunizations are up to date.

    • Kindergarten: (1) Health examination on the appropriate state form, including screening for lead, TB and diabetes. (2) Proof of updated immunizations. (3) Proof of Dental exam. (4) Proof of Vision exam. Your health care provider should review the immunization records to ensure the required immunizations are up to date.

    • First Grade: No new items needed unless you have been notified by the school health office. If attending a public school for the first time, students must present proof of: (1) Health examination on the appropriate state form, including screening for TB and diabetes. (2) Proof of updated immunizations. (3) Proof of Dental exam. (4) Proof of Vision exam. Your health care provider should review the immunization records to ensure the required immunizations are up to date.

    • Second GradeProof of Dental Exam. No other items are needed unless you have been notified by the school health office.

    • Third, Fourth and Fifth Grades: No new items needed unless you have been notified by the school health office.

    • Sixth Grade: (1) Health examination on the appropriate state form including screening for TB and diabetes. (2) Proof of updated immunizations. (3) Proof of Dental exam. Your health care provider should review the immunization records to ensure the required immunizations are up to date.

    • Seventh and Eighth Grades: No new items needed unless you have been notified by the school health office.

    • Transfer Students: Proof of required child health examination on the appropriate state form and proof of updated immunizations within 7 days of registration.  Proof of a vision exam is required of all students entering an Illinois school for the first time.

    • Sports: Students participating in sports need to have a yearly sports physical (IHSA forms are available from the coach, school nurse or your doctor). The sports physical is not acceptable as the child health examination form required for enrollment, but the required health examination form is acceptable for both the mandated requirement and sports if the area interscholastic sports is marked yes.

    Your child’s school year will start best if required information/forms are provided to your child’s home school before the start of the school year.

    If you have any questions or need resources, please contact the health office at your child's school for information.

Physical Examinations

Vision Examinations

  • The state requires that students entering kindergarten present proof to the school of having had a vision examination. Students transferring from out of state, regardless of grade, are required to have an eye examination. Please return the Eye Examination Report to your child’s school.

Dental Examinations

  • The state requires that students entering kindergarten, second, and sixth grades present proof to the school of having been examined by a dentist. Please return the Proof of School Dental Examination Form to your child's school. 

Health Examination & Immunization Data

  • On or before December 1 of each year, the school district makes publicly available the immunization data they are required to submit to the State Board of Education by November 15. Immunization data made publicly available must be identical to the data the school district or school has reported to the State Board of Education.