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The following are health forms you may need for school this year:  Physical Form. Medication Authorization Form, Dental Exam Form, or Dental Exam Waiver Form, Eye Exam Report, Eye Exam Waiver, Allergy Action Plan, Diabetes Medical Management Plan.

 

The Illinois School Code and Rockton School District require that every child present evidence of a physical examination and immunizations within one year prior to entering kindergarten, 6th and 9th grade. Rockton School District is requiring all medical records in full compliance before the first day of school.  All students entering pre-kindergarten through 7th grade are required to receive the varicella vaccination (chicken pox). They must receive the vaccine or provide a statement from their doctor or health care provider verifying the child has had the disease.

Parents who object to immunizations or health examinations for their children on religious grounds must present a written, signed statement of such objections. General philosophical or moral reluctance to allow immunizations and health examinations will not provide a sufficient basis for an exception to statutory requirements. Objections to immunizations for medical reasons must be documented with a signed statement from a physician licensed to practice medicine.

A dental exam is required for kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grade. It must be completed on the required Illinois state form. Either the dental exam form or dental waiver form needs to be turned into the school by May 15th. This form does not have to be completed for the first day of school.

All Illinois children in kindergarten or upon first entry into an Illinois school beyond kindergarten (grades 1-12) are required to have an eye exam. A licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist must perform the examinations. Each child is required to present proof of an eye examination on the Eye Examination Report form or the Eye Examination Waiver form prior to October 15th of the current school year. School eye examinations must have been completed within the 12 months prior to the October 15th deadline.

Please refer to the student handbook for school policy on both prescription and over the counter medication at school.

Attendance is very important for your child’s success in school. Refer to the sick day guidelines above or student/parent handbook for guidelines that may be helpful to determine if your child is ill enough to stay home from school. Please remember to call the school if your child is going to be absent and give the date and reason by 8:00 AM. A message can be left on our voice mail anytime if your child will not be attending school. Your child will be marked unexcused until we have contact with a parent or guardian. Unexcused absence could result in a referral to the Regional Attendance Office.