Health Information

Physical and Immunization Requirements


All students entering Pre-Kindergarten (for the first time), Kindergarten, Sixth and Ninth grades must have a physical exam preformed before they begin school in the fall.  Updated immunizations are also required for Pre-K, Kindergarten, Sixth, Ninth and Twelfth grade students.  Dental examinations are required for all students entering Kindergarten, Second and Sixth and Ninth Grades.

Remember students who do not fulfill these requirements will be excluded from school until the requirements are up-to-date. No exceptions. 

Do not wait to schedule your appointments.


Preschool Requirements:

Physical Exam

Lead Screening


Kindergarten Requirements:

Physical Exam

Lead Screening 

Dental Exam


Vision Exam

Second Grade:

Dental Exam

Sixth Grade Requirements:

Physical Exam

Dental Exam


1st Meningitis vaccine

2nd Varicella if not already completed

Hepatitis B if not already completed

Ninth Grade Requirements:

Physical Exam

2nd Varicella if not already completed

Tdap if not already completed

1st Meningitis if not already completed 

Dental Exam

Twelfth Grade Requirments:

2nd Meningitis Vaccine

Dental Examination Requirement

For Incoming Kindergarten, Second, Sixth, and Ninth Grade

All children entering Kindergarten, Second, Sixth, and Ninth grade are required to show proof of having a dental exam. All children in these grades must have a dental exam on file at the school. 

Forms were sent home with the 2020 Incoming 2nd graders in their book bags on May 10, 2019. 

Kindergarten dental papers were sent home at Kindergarten Round Up.  Sixth grade dental papers were sent home with their physical and immunization paper work in March with 3rd Quarter Report Cards. 

Ninth Grade dental papers were sent home at Freshman Orientation.  The Mercer County School District will also be working in cooperation with the Mercer County Health Department to provide exams on-site at the schools utilizing their "Toothmobile", in the spring of 2020.

Freshman Sport Physicals

Attention 9th grade spring sports parents:

According to IHSA rules physicals cannot be more than 396 days old.  That being said if your child received their physical at the school clinic last April, their physical for sports will run out on May 19, 2017.  If they are in a spring sport and the season goes beyond May 19, 2017, you will need to get them a sports physical.  I would not go get the sports physical until around May 19th because then the new physical would be valid until June 19, 2018.

Colds, Influenza, Stomach Bugs and Strep Throat


With cold and flu season upon us, please keep the following guidelines in mind when deciding

whether or not to send your child to school. This will help to control the spread of infectious

diseases at school and allow your child to be available for learning. Students should remain

home for the following reasons:

● For a temperature greater than 100 degrees. Children should be fever free for 24 hours

without the use of medication such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen before coming back to


● If diagnosed with a strep infection. Students need to be on an antibiotic for a minimum of

24 hours, fever free, and feeling well before returning to school.

● If your child has vomited or had persistent diarrhea (3 times or more in a day).

● If your child has a heavy, moist productive cough, chest congestion, or discolored nasal


● If your child has pinkeye (conjunctivitis). Students need to have completed 24 hours of

medication, and have no visible redness or discharge before returning to school. Students

returning to school should be kept home until they have been symptom free for 24 hours.

● If your child has been diagnosed with influenza please keep them home until they are

fever free and have not had flu like symptoms for 24 hours.

Please continue to remind your child of the importance of frequent hand washing, healthy eating,

avoid sharing drinks and food, and proper use and disposal of tissues during this cold and flu




When notifying the school of your child’s absence, please give us the reason for the absence.

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