HEALTH INFORMATION

STEPHANIE KOLB, DISTRICT NURSE

618-262-5104 EXT 112
SKOLB@WABASH348.COM

Nurse News For Parents with Students Entering Kindergarten – 12th Grade in the 2021-2022 School Year: 

It is time to start making the physical appointments for your upcoming Kindergartener, 6th or 9th grader.  As you know it is state-mandated that your child have a physical for the Kindergarten, 6th grade, and 9th grade years.  This needs to be completed prior to registration or your child will not be allowed to start school until it is completed.  Please don't wait to make your appointment because the physicians fill their openings quickly. 

 

COVID 19 for kids vaccine

Pfizer Covid-19 Consent Form

ISBE

District Immunization Summary for Wabash CUSD 348

Tdap Immunization Requirement 

Any child entering 6th through 12th grade shall show proof of receiving one dose of Tdap (defined as tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) vaccine regardless of the interval since the last DTap, DT or Td dose. 

Chicken pox Vaccine(Varicella): 

Any child entering Kindergarten through 12th grade shall show proof of having received two doses of varicella vaccine. 

Meningitis(MCV4) requirement:

The requirement is for 6th through 11th grade entry.  All students entering these grade levels must show proof of one dose of MCV4.  All students entering 12th grade must show proof of two doses of MCV4. The second dose must be after 16 years of age.  If the first dose of MCV4 was given after age 16 then only one dose is required at 12th grade.

State Dental Exam Requirement

 Parents, please note that the State of Illinois requires that all children entering Kindergarten, 2nd, 6th and 9th grades have an oral health examination.  A licensed dentist must perform the examination and he/she will need to sign the proof of examination form.  Each child shall present proof of examination by a dentist before May 15, 2022.  The exam must be recorded on the Illinois State Form and must have been completed within 18 months of the deadline (completed between 11/15/20 and 5/15/22).  Anyone failing to provide the required exam or filing a waiver with the school will have their report card withheld until they become compliant.  These forms will be sent home with the physical forms on May 4th.  If you have appointments prior to the forms being sent home please stop by the office to get the form to take with you.

School vs. Sports Physical

If your child is entering the appropriate grade level that requires a school physical then that physical will be accepted as a sports physical as well.  Please note that the IHSA sports physical form WILL NOT be accepted as a school physical. 

State Vision Exam Requirement

 It is required that children entering Illinois schools for the first time at kindergarten or after receiving an eye exam. Therefore, if you have a child that will be entering kindergarten in 2021-2022 then an eye exam will be required to be completed by October 15, 2021.

Self-Carry Medication

 If your child is required to self-carry an inhaler, epi-pen, or diabetic medication then the Authorization for Self-Carry/Administration of Medicine must be filled out by the physician and the parent/guardian.  Please ask the school nurse for this form prior to visiting the physician.  It is also recommended that an extra dose of medication be brought to the school and left in the nurse’s office in the instance that the medication is not available.

REQUIREMENTS

Kindergarten

  •  School Physical Exam

  • Up-to-date immunizations

  • Lead Screening

  • Dental Exam

  • Vision Exam

1st Grade

  • Up-to-date immunizations

 2nd Grade

  • Dental Exam

  • Up-to-date immunizations

3rd/4th/5th Grade

  • Up-to-date immunizations

  • Sports Physical if needed

 6th Grade

  • School Physical Exam

  • Up-to-date immunizations

    • Tdap

    • Meningitis

  • Dental Exam

7th /8th Grade

  • Up-to-date immunizations

  • Sports Physical if needed

 9th Grade

  • School Physical Exam

  • Up-to-date immunizations

  • Dental Exam

 10th/11th

  • Up-to-date immunizations

  • Sports Physical if needed

 12th Grade

  • Up-to-date immunizations

    • Meningitis

  • Sports Physical if needed

HEALTH FORMS

Click the links below to download instructions and forms.