At The Nurse’s Corner
Sharing Our Purpose With The Community
The primary purpose of our “School Health Service Department” is to promote the physical and emotional health of students and staff, thereby maximizing the educational process. School Health Services are intended to play an integral part in support of health care provided by parents as well as services. These include screening tests, emergency care of the sick and injured, and keeping health records up-to-date. It is important to note our health personnel serves as a vital link to medical and other community resources. All children entering grades Pre-K, Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th must have up-to-date state requirements.
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Dr. LaTanya Kennedy, RN
Required Health Documents
- Physical examination and a documented immunization record in compliance with current public health regulation
- Dental examination (required for all children entering kindergarten)
- Eye examination by an optometrist or licensed physician (State Law)
Under the Lead Screening Law (P.A.-93-0104), your health care provider must conduct a lead assessment survey to determine if a lead screening is necessary. This requirement is for children 6 months through 6 years of age. Children over 6 years of age may be screened in conjunction with the school health examination when in the medical judgment of the health care provider, the child(ren) is potentially at high risk for lead poisoning. The attached “Certificate of Child Health Examination” (physical form), “Proof of School Dental Examination Form”, and the “State of Illinois Eye Examination Report” are the only correct forms to use. Please make early appointments for your child/children, and have your licensed health care provider complete all areas and sign each form. Parents/guardians are to complete and sign the health history section of the physical form. The School Code states that children will be excluded from school if the requirements for physical examinations and immunizations are not met.