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Western CUSD #12 Health Requirements for 2015-2016 Pre-K-12
Health Requirements 2015-2016 Pre-K-12
All required state documents must be returned to Western CUSD #12 on or before the first day of school. After this date any student who is found noncompliant with the law will be excluded from school until the appropriate documentation is submitted.
Additional information may be required dependent on the student’s medical information.
Required components of health examination include: health history completed by the parent/legal guardian with signature, diabetes screening, lead screening and testing, and completed physical examination.
Children must receive a physical examination:
- Prior to entering Illinois schools for the first time.
- Prior to first entrance in Early Childhood Program.
- Prior to entering Kindergarten
- Prior to 6th grade
- Prior to 9th grade
All examinations must be completed by a MD, DO, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician’s Assistant and must be documented on an Illinois School Physical form. Any physicals of transfer students may be accepted on another form if the information is comparable to that required on the Illinois Physical form and if the physical has been completed within the last year. A sports physical is not acceptable as the school physical.
THE LAW REQUIRES US TO EXCLUDE ALL STUDENTS WHO DO NO MEET THESE HEALTH EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS BY OCTOBER 15TH OF THIS SCHOOL YEAR. (77 Ill. Adm. Code 665)
Medication Administration at School
Medications should be given to students at home whenever possible. However, if students must take a medication at school the follow procedure must be followed.
- Prior to prescription or non-prescription medication being administered to any student in the district, an authorization for administration of medication form must be completed in detail. This is necessary to comply with the guidelines of the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health.
- Medication must be brought to the school in a container appropriately labeled by the pharmacy or physician, including the name of the medication and the dosage. If there is any change in the student’s dosage, a new authorization form will be required. Parents must notify the school when a medication is discontinued.
- Non-prescription medication must be brought to school in the original container along with the completed medication authorization form. The authorization form must be signed by the physician and parent. Any non-prescription medication (such as acetaminophen or aspirin) will not be administered at school without proper written authorization.
- Medication will be dispensed only by the school health nurse or authorized school personnel. Students are not allowed to carry medication on their persons or keep in lockers for themselves or others.
- Except in extreme situations, it is the student’s responsibility to go to the nurse‘s office to take medication. The nurse may take the medication to the student when she deems necessary due to the student’s age or condition.
- All medications must be stored in a locked cabinet.
- In order to promote optimal safety; medication must be delivered to the school health nurse or the principal by an adult. DO NOT SEND TO SCHOOL WITH A STUDENT.
Lead Poisoning Screening
Screening for lead poisoning is required to have been done at least once between the ages of six months and six years of age. Children who have attended state approved licensed day care centers or preschool, including school district programs, have already been screened as a requirement to attend. Screening for lead poisoning for children six years of age and older will be at the discretion of the child’s health care provider. THIS IS A REQUIREMENT OF THE LEAD POISONING ACT (410 ILCS 450) AND PUBLIC ACT 093-0104.
All students must present proof of having received immunization in accordance with the law and the rules and regulations of the Illinois Department of Public Health. Proof of immunization must be presented to the school authorities by the child’s parent or legal guardian prior to or upon entrance to the school. The law requires us to exclude all students who do not meet the immunization requirements. (77 Ill. Adm Code 665)
Entering an Early Childhood Program
- Polio: 3 or more doses
- DTP/DTaP: 4 or more doses
- Measles: 1 dose on/after the 1st birthday
- Rubella: 1 dose on/after the 1st birthday
- Mumps: 1 dose on/after the 1st birthday
- Hepatitis B: 3 doses (3rd dose on/after 6 mo. of age)
- Hib: Primary series or 1 dose at 15 mos. or older
- Varicella (Chickenpox): 1 dose on/after 1st birthday or proof of disease
- Invasive Pneumococcal Disease (PVC): Primary series or children 24-59 months of age who have not received the primary series of PVC shall show proof of 1 does of pneumococcal vaccine.
Entering Kindergarten-12th Grade
- Polio: 3 or more doses with the last dose received on/after the 4th birthday
- DTP/DTaP/Td: 4 or more doses with the last dose received on/after the 4th birthday (K&1) 3 or more doses with the last dose received on/after the 4th birthday. (2-12)
- Tdap: 1 dose (6_12 grades will be required to show proof of receipt of one dose of Tdap vaccine, regardless of the interval since the last DTap, DT or Td dose)
- Measles: 2 doses 1st dose must be on/after 1st birthday
- Rubella: 2 doses 1st dose must be on/after 1st birthday
- Mumps: 2 doses 1st dose must be on/after 1st birthday
- Hepatitis B: 3 doses (Grades 6-12)
- Hib: Not required for K-12
- Varicella(Chickenpox): 2 doses 1st dose on/after 1st birthday or proof of the disease ( K, 1, 6, 7, 9 & 10) All other grades 1 dose on/after 1st birthday or proof of the disease.
- Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine: 6th graders 1 dose of MCV4 at school entry; the 1st dose received on or after the 11thbirthday. 12th graders 2 doses of MCV4 at school entry; 2nd dose must be administered on or after 16th birthday. If the 1st dose is received at 16 years of age or older, only 1 dose is required.
(77 Ill. Adm. Code 665)
Children must receive a dental examination: Before May 15th of the school year for children in Kindergarten, Second grade and Sixth Grade. The examination must be completed by a licensed dentist and recorded on the state Dental Form. Dental examinations that have been completed after November 15, 2014, will be accepted for the 2015-2016 school year.
(77 Ill. Adm. Code 665-410)
Children enrolling in Kindergarten and children enrolling in public, private, or parochial school in Illinois for the first time must receive an eye exam before October 15th of the school year. The examination must be completed by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches or a licensed optometrist and recorded on the State Vision Form. The vision exam must be performed within the previous year. THIS IS A REQUIRMENT OF PUBLIC ACT 095-0671.
Vision and Hearing Annual Screening at School
Vision and hearing screening are provided annually to students at the State-mandated grade levels, as designated by the Illinois Department of Public Health. All students in special education programs, students transferring into the district, and students to be tested related to classroom teacher request are screened during this annual program.
*These are not diagnostic tests, but are done to identify children who may have vision or hearing issues. If your child is referred to a physician following a screening, forms for completion by physician will be sent home.
(77 Ill. Adm. Code 675.110 and 685.110)
Scheduled Intervals for Vision and Hearing screening
Vision: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 2nd& 8th grades, transfer student & special education students (includes students in speech)
Hearing: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades, transfer students, Students having known or suspected hearing loss, & special education students (includes students in speech)