Physical/Dental/Vision Exams: Required Health Examinations & Immunizations
All students are required to present appropriate proof that he/she received a health examination and the immunizations against, and screenings for, preventable communicable diseases within one year prior to:
- Entering Kindergarten.
- Entering the sixth and ninth grades.
- Enrolling in an Illinois school for the first time, regardless of the student’s grade.
Proof of immunization against meningococcal disease is required for students in grades 6 and 12 (given after their 11th birthday). A diabetes screening must be included as part of the health exam (though diabetes testing is not required). Students between the age of one and seven must provide a statement from a physician assuring that the student was “risk-assessed” or screened for lead poisoning.
Unless an exemption or extension applies, the failure to comply with the above requirements by the first day of school of the current school year will result in the student’s exclusion from school until the required health forms are presented to the District. New students who register mid-term have 30 days following registration to comply with the health examination and immunization requirements. If a medical reason prevents a student from receiving a required immunization within 30 days of registering, the student must present 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.
All students entering Kindergarten, or upon first entry to an Illinois school must present proof of an eye examination performed within one year prior to entry into Kindergarten or the Illinois school. Failure to present proof by the 15th of October allows the school to 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 15. Required medical forms can be found on the district website.
All students entering kindergarten, second and sixth grades must present proof by the 15th of May of the current school year of having been examined by a licensed dentist within the last 18 months. Failure to present proof allows the school to hold the child’s report card until the student presents: (1) proof of a completed dental examination, or (2) that a dental examination will take place within 60 days after May 15. Required medical forms can be found on the district website.
A student will be exempted from the aforementioned requirements for:
- Religious grounds if the student’s guardian presents to the building nurse a completed IDPH Certificate of Religious Exemption Form.
- Medical grounds if the student’s guardian presents to the building nurse a signed physician statement explaining the objection.
- Health examination or immunization requirements on medical grounds if a physician provides written verification.
- Eye examination requirement if the student’s 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.
- Dental examination requirement if the student’s guardian shows an undue burden or lack of access to a dentist.
Information regarding Board Policy 1:100 Health, Eye, and Dental Examinations; Immunizations; Exclusion of Students can be found on the district website.
All students enrolled at Daniel Wright Junior High School who participate in any of the interscholastic athletic programs must have on file a recent physical examination indicating the absence of health conditions, which might prohibit very active physical activity.
A current physical examination must be on file in the nurse’s office prior to students trying out for any athletic activity at Daniel Wright Junior High School. The sports physical examination is valid for 395 days from the date of the examination. The IESA sports physical form is available on the District website. The Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination is also an accepted form for sports participation. Required medical forms can be found on the district website.