According to Illinois state law, all children must have a physical examination and an up-to-date immunization record upon entrance to the school and at the beginning of 6th grade. Failure to comply with this state law is cause for the exclusion of your child from school.
The physical exam and immunization record must be completed on the State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination form and signed by a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. Physical exams are good for up to one year.
An eye exam is also required for any child enrolling in kindergarten or students that are new to Illinois schools. The eye exam must be submitted to the school every year.
A dental exam is also required for all Kindergarten, 2nd-grade, and 6th-grade students. A licensed dentist must perform examinations and sign the State of Illinois Proof of School Dental Examination Form. Dental exams must be submitted every six months.