School Health Requirements 2020-2021
These requirements and deadlines still apply even though students are remote learning
All Illinois children entering preschool (new), kindergarten and sixth grade are required to have a physical exam within one calendar year (August 20, 2019) prior to the date of entry. The exam must include up-to-date immunizations and medical history completed and signed by parent. The State of Illinois Certificate of Child’s Health Examination form is due October 15, 2020. Your child will be excluded from school starting on October 15, 2020 until the Certificate of Child’s Health Examination form has been completed and turned in, or if you provide a signed notice from your child’s physician of the scheduled appointment date.
All Illinois children in kindergarten, second and sixth grades are required to have an oral health examination. This form must be submitted prior to May 15, 2021. School dental examinations must have been completed within the 18 months (November 15, 2019) prior to the May 15, 2021 deadline.
All Illinois children in kindergarten are required to have an eye exam by a licensed optometrist within one year prior (August 20, 2019) to the first day of school and submitted before October 15, 2020.