Required Health Exams & Immunizations

  • Please see school health exam requirements in the table below, specified by grade.

    State law for all Illinois school children mandates submission of these forms. Please schedule appointments early and utilize the required forms. Additional health examinations may be required when deemed necessary by school authorities. If you have questions about these requirements, please contact the school nurse at your student’s school building. More specific information about the required immunizations is on this Illinois Department of Public Health web page.

    Required Exclusion (Section 27-8.1 of the School Code): Students in grades requiring submission of the Certificate of Child Health Examination Form are required by law to be excluded from school if the Form, or a Religious or Medical Exemption, is not received by October 15th of the current school year.

    Health Exams & Forms Required by Grade for School Year 2024-2025

    GRADE/

    PROGRAM

    REQUIREMENT FOR ENTRY

    DUE DATE

    Arise

    Pre-K

    ECE

    State of Illinois Physical Examination Form entitled, “Certificate of Child Health Examination", dated within one year after the first day of the previous school year. Parents complete and sign Health History Section. Complete Immunization record as outlined by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

    Prior to

    October 15

    Kindergarten

     

     

    State of Illinois Physical Examination Form entitled, “Certificate of Child Health Examination", dated within one year after the first day of the previous school year. Parents complete and sign Health History Section. Includes Immunization Record. (see next page, also).

    Prior to

    October 15

    State of Illinois Eye Exam Form entitled, “State of Illinois Eye Examination Report”, dated within 1 year prior to the first day of school.

    Prior to

    October 15

    State of Illinois Dental Exam Form entitled, “Proof of School Dental Examination Form” dated within 18 months prior to May 15.

    Prior to

    May 15

    Grade 2

    State of Illinois Dental Exam Form entitled, “Proof of School Dental Examination Form”, dated within 18 months prior to May 15.

    Prior to

    May 15

    Grade 6

    State of Illinois Physical Examination Form entitled, “Certificate of Child Health Examination" and dated within one year after the first day of school year. Parents complete and sign Health History Section. Includes complete Immunization records as outlined by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

    Prior to

    October 15

     

    State of Illinois Dental Exam Form entitled, “Proof of School Dental Examination Form”, dated within 18 months prior to May 15.

    Prior to

    May 15

    Grade 7 & 8 school-sponsored athletics participants

    May submit one of two physical exam forms:

    1.      State of Illinois Physical Examination Form entitled, “Certificate of Child Health Examination.” This form is compliant for 12 months after completion.

    2.      IHSA Form entitled, “Pre-participation Examination”. This form is compliant for 13 months after completion.

    Prior to athletic tryouts

    New to District 26 in any grade

    State of Illinois Physical Examination Form entitled, “Certificate of Child Health Examination" dated within one year after the first day of the previous school year. Parents complete and sign Health History Section. Includes Complete Immunization record as outlined by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

    Within 30

    days of starting school.

    State of Illinois Eye Exam Form entitled, “State of Illinois Eye Examination Report”, dated within 1 year prior to the first day of school.

    Prior to

    October 15

    State of Illinois Dental Exam Form entitled, “Proof of School Dental Examination Form”, dated within 18 months prior to May 15.

    Prior to

    May 15

    Options to submit forms:
    1. Forms may be faxed to a secure fax at (847) 516-9705.
    2. Bring forms in person to your building nurse.
    3. Mail forms via USPS to “Building Nurse” at your school’s address.

    Medication Administration
    Medication shall be administered only when absolutely necessary to maintain the continued attendance of the student.  The Authorization for Administration of Medication at School form requires a doctor’s signature and a parent’s signature before medication can be brought to school.