Student Health Requirements

Health Requirements, Physical Exams, and Immunizations

The School Code of Illinois and Sycamore Community School District 427 Board of Education Policy requires students must meet the following conditions for going into Kindergarten, sixth, ninth, and twelfth grades and for any student new to the District. Students will be excluded from school as of October 1 of each year, if the required forms are not completed and on file in the Nurse Office.

Health Requirements By Grade

All students entering Early Childhood, Kindergarten, Sixth Grade, and Ninth Grade are required to have a current physical examination completed on the approved Illinois Department of Public Health Form. A sports physical does not meet the requirement. A current physical is one that was completed within one year of the current school year. The parent portion on the upper backside must be signed and completed, as well as the State of Illinois immunization requirements with dates received.

Early Childhood

Complete Preschool Physical Examination.

Immunizaiton Requirements are aged dependent - Please see the school nurse for requirements.

  • Diphtheria, pertussis (DPT,DTap) Series
  • MMR
  • Polio Series
  • Varicella
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hib Series
  • Pneumococcal Vaccienes
Kindergarten

Complete Kindergarten Physical Examination and all required immunizations including:

  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, pertussis (DPT,DTap) Series
  • MMR (2 doses)
  • Polio Series
  • Varicella (2 doses)

Complete Dental Exam

Complete Eye Exam

First Grade

No Additional physical/immunization requirements if up to date.

Second Grade

No Additional physical/immunization requirements if up to date.

Complete Second Grade Dental Examination.

Third Grade

No Additional physical/immunization requirements if up to date.

Fourth Grade

No Additional physical/immunization requirements if up to date.

Fifth Grade

No Additional physical/immunization requirements if up to date.

Sixth Grade

Complete Sixth Grade Physical Examination and all required immunizations including:

  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, pertussis (DPT,DTap) Series
  • One dose of Tdap Vaccine
  • Polio Series
  • One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (meningitis)
  • Two doses of Varicella Vaccine (chicken pox)
  • Three doses of Hepatitis B
  • MMR (2 doses)
  • Varicella (2 doses)

Complete Sixth Grade Dental Examination.

Seventh Grade

No Additional physical/immunization requirements if up to date.

Eighth Grade

No Additional physical/immunization requirements if up to date.

Ninth Grade

Complete Ninth Grade Physical Exam

Ninth Grade Dental Exam

Tenth Grade

No Additional physical/immunization requirements if up to date.

Eleventh Grade

No Additional physical/immunization requirements if up to date.

Twelfth Grade

All Twelfth Graders will need to show proof of receiving two doses of Meningococcal unless the first dose was administered after 16 years old. In this case, only one dose after 16 years of age is required.

Life School

No Additional physical/immunization requirements if up to date.

Health Requirements for New to Illinois Students

  1. A completed physical examination on the Certificate of Child Health Examination form signed by a licensed physician or osteopath and dated no earlier than one year prior to the first day of school is required. A sports physical does not meet the requirements and is insufficient. However, the School Physical Examination form can count towards the sports physical exam requirement. )
  2. Transfer students from out-of-state must provide a health form that is comparable to the state of Illinois requirements and is acceptable if the exam was done within one year of entering an Illinois school. If not, the above physical exam is required within 30 days of enrollment. For students entering from out-of-country, an updated physical examination form must be completed and on file before they can attend school.
  3. Parents are to sign and complete the top medical history section of the physical form.
  4. A statement from a physician or health care provider stating that the student has been screened for lead poisoning is required (kindergarten students only).
  5. TB Screening is recommended but not required at this time.
  6. A complete immunization record signed by the child’s health provider including: (see chart below)
    • DPT series with last immunization after the fourth birthday
    • Tdap vaccination for students over 11 years old and entering sixth through twelfth grade
    • Polio series with last immunization after the fourth birthday
    • Hepatitis B series (3)
    • Measles, Mumps and Rubella  (2)
    • Meningococcal for sixth grade and twelfth grade
    • Varicella (2)

Vision Requirements for Kindergarten and New-to-Illinois Students for the First Time

A completed Vision examination signed and dated by an Optometrist or medical doctor who performs eye examinations is due by October 15 of the current school year. A completed Vision Waiver may be submitted if your child is enrolled in AllKids/Medicaid and you are unable to find a provider, you do not have vision insurance including AllKids/Medicaid and there are no low-cost clinics in the community or any undue burden or lack of access to a provider of eye examinations.

Certificate of Religious Exemption

Families who object on religious grounds to complete any required immunizations or examinations must complete a Certificate of Religious Exemption form, which includes a statement of their religious objections. The form must also be signed by a health care provider. The healthcare provider signature on this new form attests to informing the parent or legal guardian of the benefits of immunization and the health risks of not vaccinating the student. Per the State Of Illinois, the certificate requires the parent or guardian signature to attest to understanding that their child may be excluded from school in the case of a vaccine-preventable disease outbreak or exposure.