In compliance with Illinois state law, District 209 requires all students to have a complete health examination with a current immunization record and complete medical history (the physical exam form may be a comparable report from a former school or a new report from a local physician). Diabetes screening and BMI must be completed at a school physical. Tdap is a required immunization for all students to be in compliance with Illinois state law. All students must show proof of a health examination and immunizations prior to or on the first day of school. If health examinations and immunizations are completed and in the health care office by June 1, you may be eligible for early registration.
All students are required to present appropriate proof that the student received a health examination and the immunizations against, and screenings for, preventable communicable diseases within one year prior to entering the ninth grade; and 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 assuring “risk-assessed” or screened for lead poisoning.
Failure to comply with the above requirements by October 15 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. New 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.