Health Requirements for the 2022-23 School Year

Illinois Department of Public Health Immunization Requirements

For the 2022-23 school year, all students must be up-to-date with physical examination and immunization requirements. All completed forms can be submitted using the following link: click here or can be dropped off at your child's school health office. Students who have not submitted their required health documents by the first attendance day of school may be excluded from school until notification has been received by District 3 that the required health documents have been provided.

Physical Examination Information:

  • All students entering early childhood, kindergarten, and 6th grade are required to have a current physical examination completed via the approved Illinois Department of Public Health Form. The parent portion on the upper backside of the form must be completed and signed. 

  • A sports physical does not meet the physical requirement.

  • A current physical is one that was completed within one year of August 1, 2022.

Immunization Requirement Information:

  • All students must be up-to-date with the State of Illinois immunization requirements.

  • All students entering sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade must show proof of receiving one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (meningitis).

  • All students entering grades six through eight grade must show proof of receiving one dose of the Tdap vaccine. 

Physical Examination and Immunization Requirements by Grade (Preschool - 8th Grade)

Preschool

Complete Preschool Physical Examination.

No additional immunization requirement if up-to-date.

Kindergarten

Complete Kindergarten Physical Examination and all required immunizations including:

- Two does of MMR Vaccine

- Four doses of Polio Vaccine

- Four doses of DPT/DPTaP Vaccine

- Two doses of Varicella Vaccine (chicken pox)

Complete Kindergarten Dental Examination - Must be turned in prior to May 15, 2023.

Complete Kindergarten Vision Examination - Must be turned in prior to October 15, 2022.

1st Grade

No additional physical/immunization requirements if up-to-date.

2nd Grade

No additional physical/immunization requirements if up-to-date.

Complete 2nd grade Dental Examination - Must be turned in prior to May 15, 2023.

3rd Grade

No additional physical/immunization requirements if up-to-date.

4th Grade

No additional physical/immunization requirements if up-to-date.

5th Grade

No additional physical/immunization requirements if up-to-date.

6th Grade

Complete 6th grade Physical Examination and all required immunizations including:

- One dose of Tdap Vaccine

- One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (meningitis) after the 11th birthday
(If your child turns eleven after August 1st, you must submit proof of an upcoming scheduled appointment)

- Two doses of Varicella Vaccine (chicken pox)

- Three doses of Hepatitis B at the required intervals

Complete 6th grade Dental Examination - Must be turned in prior to May 15, 2023.

7th Grade

No additional physical/immunization requirements if up-to-date.

8th Grade

No additional physical/immunization requirements if up-to-date.

Health Forms

Now is not too early to begin scheduling important physical and immunization appointments! All students must be up-to-date with physical examination and immunization requirements and all completed forms must be turned into your child's school health office. We recognize that specific medical conditions may affect the scheduling of appointments and recommend that families work with their primary care providers as social distancing practices evolve. If you cannot get an appointment before August 1, 2022, you must submit proof of the upcoming appointment.

Dental Examination Requirement

All students entering kindergarten, second, and sixth grades are required to have a dental examination. Dental examinations are due by May 15th of the year the student is enrolled in kindergarten, second, or sixth grade. A current examination is one that was completed within 18 months of May 15th.

Eye Examination Requirement

All students enrolling in a kindergarten program or enrolling for the first time in a public school shall submit proof of an eye examination completed within the previous year before October 15th of the school year.