6th Grade Requirements
According to the Illinois School Code, every new child who enters 6th grade in Illinois shall present:
Physical: A physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches, an advanced practice nurse, or a physician assistant are authorized to sign health examination forms.
Immunizations: Proof of immunity against: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis B and Chicken Pox.
Beginning August 2012 grades 6th - 12th must show at least one dose of tdap(tetanus, diptheria, pertussis)
Varicella(Chickenpox) Two doses of vaccine four weeks apart, or proof of immunity or date of disease is needed.
Meningococcal Disease: Beginning with the school year 2015-2016, any child entering the 12th grade shall show proof of having received two doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine prior to entering the 12th grade. The first dose shall have been received on or after the 11th birthday, and the second dose shall have been received on or after the 16th birthday, al least eight weeks after the first dose.
Diabetic Screening: The diabetic screening must be completed on the physical form for all students who require a physical.
Dental Exam : According to the Illinois School Code, every child in 6th grade in Illinois shall present:
Dental: All Illinois children in sixth grade are required to have an oral health examination.The exam must be performed by a licensed dentist and turned into the school nurse by May 15th.