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Exams & Immunizations

Immunizations

Required Health Examinations and Immunizations

All students are required to present appropriate proof that the student received a State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination and the immunizations against, and screenings for, preventable communicable diseases within one year prior to:

 

1.        Entering Preschool, Kindergarten or the first grade;

2.        Entering the sixth grade; and

3.        Enrolling in an Illinois school for the first time, regardless of the student’s grade.

The required health examinations must include a diabetes screening (diabetes testing is not required) and a statement from a physician ensuring “risk-assessed” or screened for lead poisoning.

 

Proof of immunization against meningococcal disease is required for students in grades 6 and 12.

For additional information regarding the immunization requirements for students, please visit the Troy 30-C Health Services webpage: “Immunization Requirements” webpage: https://troywebs.troy30c.org/index.php/parent- resources/health-services/2013-06-19-20-20-43

 

 

6th Grade Vaccine Requirements

All students will show proof of receipt of one dose of Tdap vaccine and one dose of Meningococcal vaccine at their 6th Grade physical.

 

Failure to comply with the above requirements by the first attendance day of the current school year will result in the student’s exclusion from school until the required health forms are presented to the school, subject to certain exceptions. Out-of-state students who register mid-term shall have 30 days following registration to comply with the health examination and immunization regulations. If a medical reason prevents a student from receiving a required immunization by October 15, the student must present, by October 15, an immunization schedule and a statement of the medical reasons causing the delay. The schedule and statement of medical reasons must be signed by an appropriate medical professional. Please contact your child’s physician should you have any questions regarding these vaccines.

 

Exemptions

A student may be exempted from the above requirements for:

 

1.        Religious grounds if the student’s parent/guardian presents to the school nurse a completed Certificate of Religious Exemption, pending Superintendent approval;

2.        Health examination or immunization requirements on medical grounds if a physician provides written verification;

3. Eye examination requirement if the student’s parent/guardian shows an undue burden or lack of access to a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches who provides eye examinations or a licensed optometrist; or

4.        Dental examination requirement if the student’s parent/guardian shows an undue burden or a lack of access to a dentist.

 

 

Eye Examination

Parents of students entering kindergarten or an Illinois school for the first time shall present proof before October 15th of the school year that the student received an eye examination within one year prior to entry of kindergarten or the school. A physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches or a licensed optometrist must perform the required eye examination.

 

If a student fails to present proof before October 15th of the school year, the school may hold the student’s report card until the student presents proof: (1) of a completed eye examination, or (2) that an eye examination will take place within 60 days after October 15th. Schools shall not exclude a student from attending school due to failure to obtain an eye examination.

 

A student will be exempted from this requirement if parents/guardians show an undue burden or lack of access to a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches who provides eye examinations or a licensed optometrist, or upon religious or medical grounds as described herein.

A student may be exempt from this policy’s requirement on Religious grounds if the student’s parent/guardian presents to the school nurse a completed Certificate of Religious Exemption, pending Superintendent approval. A student may be exempt from health examination or immunization on medical grounds if a physician provides written verification.

 

 

Vision/Hearing Screening

Vision/hearing screening will be done, as mandated, for the following children:

 

●         Preschool

●         Kindergarten

●         2nd grade

●         1st and 3rd grades (Hearing only)

●         8th grade (Vision only)

●         All special education students upon evaluation or re-evaluation

●         Students new to the District

Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye/vision evaluation by an eye doctor. A child is not required to undergo a vision screening if an optometrist or ophthalmologist completes a signed report form indicating that an examination has been administered within the previous twelve (12) months and that evaluation is on file at the school. Vision screening is NOT an option. If a vision examination report is not on file at the school for a child, he/she will be screened as indicated above.

 

 

Dental Examination

Illinois law requires that all students in Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grade present proof of having been examined by a dentist within eighteen (18) months of May 15 of the relevant school year. Children may be exempt because of religious exemption or pursuant to a waiver for children who show an undue burden or a lack of access to a dentist, in accordance with the rules of the Illinois Department of Public Health.


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