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The School Code of Illinois requires that all kindergarten, sixth and ninth grade students, and all other students new to RIMSD #41, present proof of a current physical examination and required immunizations. If the student was in a prior school program where grade levels were not assigned, physical examinations shall be completed prior to the date of entering school and within one year of the ages 5, 10 and 15. A licensed physician must administer physicals.

Other requirements:

  • All children entering 6th grade must show proof of having received three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine.
  • All children attending preschool and Kindergarten for the first time must show proof of lead screening.
  • Children in grades K, 6 and 9 must show proof of having received 2 doses of varicella vaccine (or confirmed past history of chicken pox disease). For students attending school programs where grade levels (K-12) are not assigned, proof of having received at least 2 doses of varicella vaccine or other proof of immunity, prior to the year in which the child reaches the ages of 5, 11 and 15.
  • A birth certificate (proof of birth date) must be presented at the time of registration for Kindergarten and all students new to RIMSD #41.
  • Effective July 1, 2005, all Illinois children in Kindergarten, 2 and 6 grade are required to have an oral health examination. The examination must be performed and signed by a licensed dentist.
  • Effective January 1, 2008, the Illinois School Code requites all children entering Kindergarten and any children enrolling in a public, private or parochial school for the first time (new to state) to have an eye examination. Proof of such shall be presented to the school before October 15th of the school year. Exams must be performed by a licensed Physician or Optometrist.
  • Effective September 27, 2011, Illinois children in grades 6-12 shall show proof of receiving one dose of Tdap vaccine regardless of the interval since the last DTap, DT or Td dose.
  • Effective 2015-2016 school year, upon entering grades 6 and 12 of any public, private or parochial school the law will require an immunization containing meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4). The requirement consists of one dose of the MCV4 vaccine for 6th grade entrance and 2 doses for 12th grade entrance. If the first dose was administered after age 16, then only one dose would be required for 12th grade.

If parents have any questions, please contact your child’s school or call 309-793-5900 x222.