|District 58 school nurses work with parents and students to keep students healthy and in school. If your child has a significant medical history, please share this information with the school nurse so that she can coordinate a safe and competent care plan for your child at school. If your child becomes ill or is seriously injured during school, every effort will be made to contact you or the the emergency contact that you have designated on your child’s emergency form.
State law requires that all students attending kindergarten, second and sixth grades undergo an oral health examination performed by a licensed dentist, and present proof to the school on a standard form by May 15 of that school year. District 58 encourages a yearly dental examination.
The law also requires that all students entering kindergarten (or the first grade attended) or sixth grade, as well as all students enrolling in an Illinois school for the first time, undergo a health examination, diabetes screening, and required immunizations.
In addition, parents/guardians of children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years must provide a statement from a physician that their child was “risk-assessed” or screened for lead poisoning in accordance with state law.
Below are standard dental and physical examination forms that you can print out and take with you to your appointment.
Kindergarten (or the first grade attended):
New Students to District 58:
Health/Physical Examination: The Illinois School Code requires that children entering preschool, kindergarten (or first grade if kindergarten was not attended) and sixth grade must have had a physical exam within one year prior to starting that grade level. Students of any age transferring from a school outside Illinois must also have had a physical within the last year. Failure to comply with these requirements by the end of the day on October 15th, or 30 days following registration for first-time registrants, of the current school year will result in the student’s exclusion from school until such requirements have been met.
Immunizations: All immunizations must be current according to the requirements of the Illinois School Code. Students who fail to comply will be excluded from school.
Sports Physical (Middle School Only): Students must have a current sports physical to participate in interscholastic sports. The physical must have been performed within one year of the start of the specific sport.