Health Requirements

A physical examination is required by the state of Illinois and Monmouth-Roseville School District for all children entering the District from another state and for students entering Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 6th and 9th. These completed examinations are filed with the school and must be presented to the appropriate school by or on the first day of the 2019-2020 school term. If these forms are not in the hands of the school on that day, the students will not be admitted to class unless a written note accompanies the child, with the doctor’s or dentist’s name and appointment time. All local health care providers have the necessary blank forms for these examinations.

A new law will require students, upon entering the 6th and the 12th grade of any public, private, or parochial school to receive an immunization containing meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) in accordance with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The immunization requirement consists of one dose of the MCV4 vaccine for 6th grade entrance and 2 doses for 12th grade entrance, unless the first dose was administered to a child who was 16 years of age or older, in which case only one dose would be required at 12th grade entrance.

Students entering 6th grade must have completed the Hepatitis B vaccine series.

Students entering any grade level (Kindergarten-12th) shall show proof of having received two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccines.

Students entering Kindergarten, 6th, or 9th grade for the first time shall show proof of having received two doses of the varicella vaccine. Only those students who have been immunized or have had the disease (Chicken Pox) will be considered immune.

All students entering, advancing, or transferring into 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades will be required to show proof of receipt of one dose of Tdap vaccine (combined tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) regardless of the interval since the last DTaP, DT or Td dose.

You will receive a letter if the school has not received acceptable documentation relating to any of the medical requirements. October 15th is the exclusion date for all children not having completed the required physical examination and required vaccinations. The student will not be allowed to return to school until all of the medical requirements are completed or an appointment has been made for completion of all the state medical requirements.

Dental exams are required for Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th graders.

A vision/eye exam is required for Kindergarten students and any student entering from out-of-state.

Students in Sixth through Twelfth Grades who plan to participate in athletics must have a physical examination before they will be permitted to participate in the first practice of any sport. Parents should note that an athletic physical is good for one calendar year. Therefore, it is best to have a sports physical done in June, July or early August. A regular school physical for 6th and 9th Grades ONLY satisfies the athletic requirement for one year.

*Sports physicals will not be accepted as 9th grade school physicals. However, 9th grade school physicals will be accepted for participation in sports.

*A sports physical is required for participation in sports at both Junior and Senior High Schools.

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