Minimum Health Requirements
According to the Parent and Student Guide for the 2016 - 2017 school year, the following is a list of the minimum health requirements:
Students health records are reviewed annually to ensure they are current. Families must show proof of required physical exams and immunizations no later than October 15, 2016 or they will face possible exclusion from school per the Student Health Examinations, Immunizations, Dental Examinations and Eye Examinations Policy (Board Report#: 08-0827-PO3, Section 704.1).
Physical Examination: Must be completed within one year prior to entry into preschool, kindergarten, 6th or 9th grades or upon first-time enrollment into CPS if entering the district from another state or country. Students moving to a CPS school from another school in Illinois, outside of CPS, must provide physical exam and immunization records to the school.
Vision Examination: Current eye examinations must be provided upon enrolling into CPS from out of state (at any grade level), and entering kindergarten (and no later than May 15, 2016).
Immunizations Requirements: Annually, a student's health record must show up-to-date immunizations for the following: Diptheria, Pertussis, Tetanus (DTP/Td/Tdap), Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis B, Varicella (Chicken Pox), Haemophilus Influenza - Type B (HIB), Pneumococcal Disease (PCV) - not required for children 5 and older. Any child entering kindergarten, 6th or 9th grades for the first time must show proof of having received two (2) doses of the varicella vaccine.
****As of school year 2015-2016, the meningitis vaccine will be required for students entering 6th graders. One dose is required for students entering 6th grade.*****
For additional information regarding the health requirements and/or forms, please call the Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services at (773) 553-1800 or www.cpsdiverselearner.org.