Required Health Exams
Illinois State Board of Education School Code requires the following examinations:
Physical Examination & Immunizations
Required before Early Childhood, Kindergarten, 6th and 9th grades, or upon first entry into an Illinois school. The physical exam must be completed within one year prior to the first day of school and should be filed with the school nurse by July 30th. Required immunizations include diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, rubella, mumps, meningitis, hepatitis B, and varicella.
Required for students in grades 6, 7, and 8 who try out or participate in interscholastic sports activities including cheerleading. The child health exam required for grade 6 substitutes as the sports physical. The sports physical is good for one year, plus one month, from the date of the exam.
Required for students in Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grade. The dental exam must be returned to school by May 15th but may be completed within 18 months prior to the May 15th deadline.
Required for children in kindergarten or upon first entry into an Illinois school. The eye exam must be returned to school by October 15th and must have been completed within 12 months prior to the October 15th deadline.