WHD 147
Registration Requirements
 
 
  
 
Medical and Dental Immunization Information
 
In order to achieve and maintain high levels of compliance with medical records, the following steps must be taken prior to student enrollment:
 
Public Act 093-0946 requires Dental Examinations for ALL students in Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 6th grades. ALL Kindergarten Students must have received a VISION examination by an Ophthalmologist (EYE DOCTOR) prior to the start of school.
Children are exempt from immunizations only if:
1. Medical concerns are noted by a letter from the physician.
2. Documented proof of religious or parental objections are required annually.
Students enrolled in District 147 must have a Physical Health Examination on file. The Physical examination must be on an approved State of Illinois Certificate of Health Examination Form and signed by a physician. The examination must also include a Diabetes Risk Assessment, Body Mass Index (BMI), and a Health History completed by a parent or guardian.
 
All Kindergarten (5-6), Pre-Kindergarten (4-5), Pre-School (3-4) and 6th Grade Students must have a Current Physical examination for the attending school year. Any student who wants to try out or participate in a TEAM Sport must have a Current Year Physical Examination regardless of Grade Level.
 
Every student must meet the least/minimum immunization (shots) requirements administered at the required intervals and to include the following:
• (3 doses) Polio with last dose after age 4
• (3 doses) DTP/DT/with last dose after age 4
• (3 doses) Hepatitis B
• (2 doses) MMR (Measels, Mumps, Rubella) First dose given on/after 1st Birthday
New (1 dose) Tdap (Td Booster) given after age 10-Starting at 6th grade
**Beginning with School year 2011-2012, any child entering sixth grade shall show proof of having received one dose of Tdap (defined as tetanus, diptheria, acellar pertussis) vaccine regardless of the interval since the last DTaP, DT, or Td dose.
New (2 doses) Varicella (Chicken Pox) First dose given on/after 1st Birthday.
**Beginning with the school year 2014-15, any child entering kindergarten, sixth grade, or ninth grade for the first time shall show proof of having received two (2) doses of varicella vaccine, the first dose on or after the first birthday and the second dose no less than four weeks (28 days) after the first dose, or proof of prior varicella disease as described in Section 665.250 (g), or laboratory evidence of varicella immunity.
New (1 dose) Meningococcal (MCV4) Vaccine **ALL 6 THRU 9th GRADE Students Must have a Meningococcal (MCV4).
**Beginning with the school year 2015-16, any child entering the sixth grade shall show proof of having received one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine on or after the 11th birthday. Children who do not meet the age requirement will be monitored in accordance with Section 665.270.
The law requires proof of adequate immunization signed by a physician, serologic proof of immunity or a valid medical or religious exemption. If the above requirements are not met prior to entrance of your student, your student will be excluded from school after October 15, of that school year. If registration is after October 14, exclusion date is set by the principal.
 
 
Lead Screening
Lead screening is required for public school students age six (6) years or entering Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten subsequent to admission in conjunction with health examinations.
 
 
Vision and Hearing Screening
Vision Screening 
Vision screening is provided for students in Kindergarten, Second and Eighth Grade. Vision screening is also provided for Special Education students.
 
Hearing Screening  
Hearing screenings are provided for students in grades Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third, as well as students enrolled in Special Education Services through the Health Services Department. 
 
Eye Examination 
All Kindergarten students must have an EYE EXAMINATION by a DOCTOR. These screenings programs are not medical examination. Screenings are preformed as a preventive message to alert parents of possible Vision, Hearing, or Dental problems that may affect the learning success of the students.
 
 
Medications at School
Only in exceptional cases, where failure to take a prescribedmedication could jeopardize the student’s health and/or education, may medication be taken in school. Taking of medication is limited to students with long term, chronic illness or disability including, but not limited to, diabetes, attentional disorders, asthma seizure activity epilepsy, cystic fibrosis, cardiac, neurological and endocrine disorders.
 
When a medication is ordered for your child, talk with your physician and try to work out a schedule whereby the medication is given by you, the parent or guardian, before
and/or after school hours.
 
Over the counter drugs such as aspirin, cough drops, etc. are considered under the
same medication policy as prescription drugs and must have a doctor’s order. If it is determined that the student must receive the medication at school, the procedure will be as follows: Authorization for Medication Administration form must be signed by Doctor and Parent.
 
1. The parent or guardian shall provide to the school a written request authorizing the administration of the prescribed medication at school, the doctor’s name and phone number, and the parent/guardian must provide a phone number.
 
2. Medication shall be brought to the school in a container appropriately labeled by the pharmacy, with (a) name of student; (b) name of medication; (c) doses and time of day medication is to be taken; (d) time interval medications is to be taken (e) name of physicians and (f) date of prescription. ALL PRESCRIPTIONS MUST BE CURRENT.
 
Health Services Department Contacts
Esther Lamour - District Nurse Consultant
Email: elamour@whd147.org 
 
Toni Tarala - School Nurse: Lincoln and Martin Luther King Elementary Schools
Email: ttarala@whd147.org
 
Diane Cooke - School Nurse: Rosa Parks Middle School
Email: dcooke@whd147.org
 
West Harvey-Dixmoor SD 147
191 W. 155th Place
Harvey, IL 60426
Ph: 708-339-9500
Fax: 708-596-7020
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