Physical Examination/Immunization Requirements
- Freshman Requirements
- Senior Requirements
- Transfer Student Requirements
- Transition Aged Students
- Vision/Hearing Examinations
- Immunization Requirements
- DCHD Dental Program
- A 9th grade physical is required for high school entrance (sports physicals are not acceptable). Use form IL 444-4737 (R-11-15).
- Immunizations must be included for Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap), Polio, MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella), Hepatitis B series, Varicella and one dose of meningitis.
- The Health History Section (yes/no questions) is to be completed by the parent/guardian, signed and dated. This is a requirement. If not completed, your form will be returned.
- Return the completed physical immediately to Health Services prior to July 15th for processing. Physicals for 9th grade entrance are eligible for athletic participation for one (1) year.
- Incomplete forms will be returned and your child will be excluded from school on the first attendance day until the requirements have been completed. School absences due to non-compliance with the School Code of Illinois requirements for immunization and physical examination are considered unexcused.
- Dental Examination-The School Code of Illinois has a new requirement that 9th grade students much have an oral health examination. This examination is to be performed by a licensed dentist, and he/she must sign the Proof of School Dental Examination form.
All students entering 12th grade must show proof of receiving two doses of the Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4/Menactra/Menveo). If the first dose of the vaccine was given at age 16 or older, only one dose will be required.
Students who have not submitted proof before the first day of school will be excluded until documentation is provided.
Transfer Student Requirements
Students transferring from an Illinois school as an incoming freshman (ninth grade) must have a current physical examination and up-to-date immunization record submitted prior to the first day of school.
Students transferring from an Illinois school as an incoming 10th, 11th, or 12th grader can use their ninth grade or more recent physical examination and immunization record from the transferring school.
Students transferring from out-of-state must have a current physical examination and up-to-date immunization record submitted within 30 days of the registration date.
Students transferring from out-of-country must have a current physical examination and up-to-date immunization record submitted prior to the first day of school.
If your student is entering an Illinois school for the first time, they must have an eye exam completed and documented using the State of Illinois Eye Examination Form. This form needs to be returned to health services.
Students who do not have a completed physical examination and up-to-date immunization record on file with health services within 30 days of their registration date will be excluded from school until these requirements are met.
Transition Aged Students
Vision and hearing screenings will be performed, as mandated, for the following students: teacher referral, transfer students new to the State of Illinois and Special Education students. These screenings will take place in February or March. Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by a doctor. Your child is not required to undergo this vision screening if an optometrist or ophthamologist has completed and signed a report indicating that an examination has been administered within the previous 12 months.
Per the Illinois School Code, students must provide the health office with proof of a physical examination and immunizations. Those who fail to do so before the first day of school will be excluded from classes until the necessary information has been submitted. Any absences that are the result of non-compliance with the examination and immunization requirements spelled out in state law are considered unexcused.
Please visit https://dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/prevention-wellness/immunization.html to learn more about the Illinois Department of Public Health's immunization requirements for schools.
DCHD Dental Program
We are happy to announce that Hinsdale South students will have an opportunity to participate in a mobile Dental Care Program brought to our school by the DuPage County Health Department. The program brings locally licensed dentists and hygienists, on-site, who employ the latest technology in portable equipment.
Click HERE for the required Dental Form.
Health Office: 630-468-4595