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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.

Health Requirements

 Preschool:

  • Proof of health examination, including health history completed by the parent.
  • Proof of required immunizations per Illinois School Code (Title 77, Part 665, Section 665.240)

Kindergarten (or the first grade attended):

  • Proof of health examination, including health history completed by the parent.
  • Proof of requirement immunizations per Illinois School Code (Title 77, Part 665, Section 665.240)
  • Proof of eye examination.
  • Proof of dental examination.

Second Grade:

  • Proof of dental examination.

Sixth Grade:

  • Proof of health examination, including health history completed by the parent.
  • Proof of required immunizations per Illinois School Code (Title 77, Part 665, Section 665.240)
  • Proof of dental examination.

New Students to District 58:

  • All new students who are first-time registrants shall have 30 days following registration to comply with the health examination and immunization regulations per Illinois School Code (Title 77, Part 665, Section 665.240)-see reverse side for vaccination schedule.
  • Any student entering an Illinois school for the first time shall present proof of an eye examination.

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.


Dental Examination: Students in kindergarten, second and sixth grade must present proof of having been examined by a licensed dentist within 18 months of May 15th of that school year. If a student fails to present proof of a dental exam by May 15th, the school may hold the student’s report card until the student presents proof:  1) of a completed dental examination, or 2) that a dental examination will take place within 60 days after May 15th.


Eye Examination:
All children enrolling in kindergarten or entering the Illinois school system (regardless of age) for the first time must provide the school by October 15th with proof an eye examination completed by an ophthalmologist or an optometrist or proof of an appointment for an eye exam. This does not apply to students entering preschool.  If the student fails to present proof of the required eye examination, the school may withhold the student’s report card until the requirement has been met.

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.

Health Resources

  1. Health Guide Health Guide 2.10.16
  2. Health Information (Emergency Action Plans, Asthma Action Plan, Flyers, Resources, etc.)