Health Exams & Immunizations


District 401 students must present proof they have undergone all health examinations and immunizations as required by state law and District policy.

Failure to comply by the first day of school will result in the student's exclusion from school until the required health forms are presented to the District. (See Section 7:100 in the Board of Education's District Policy Manual.)

New students who enroll after the first day of school shall have 30 days following enrollment to comply with all applicable health examination and immunization regulations.


Summary of Required Exams & Immunizations


The following letter from District 401's Superintendent of Schools summarizes the health exam and immunization requirements for 2020-21:

Student Health Requirements Entrance Letter to Parents

Please scroll down this page to see the exam and immunization requirements specific to your child's grade or other relevant circumstances.


For Students New to District 401


All immunizations must be current. Any student who is new to District 401 must submit the following up-to-date documents (except preschoolers, who do not need to submit an eye exam report):

Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination Form
Illinois Eye Examination Report (not required of preschoolers)

In addition, if a new student is entering kindergarten, 2nd grade or 6th grade, a dental examination is required:

Illinois Proof of School Dental Examination Form


For Students Entering Preschool


All immunizations must be current, and a physical examination is required:

Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination Form


For Students Entering Kindergarten


All immunizations must be current, and a physical exam is required:

Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination Form

In addition, a dental exam and an eye exam are required:

Illinois Proof of School Dental Examination Form
Illinois Eye Examination Report


For Students Entering 2nd Grade


A dental exam is required:

Illinois Proof of School Dental Examination Form


For Students Entering 6th Grade


All immunizations must be current, and a physical exam is required:

Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination Form

In addition, a dental exam is required:

Illinois Proof of School Dental Examination Form


For Students Entering 9th Grade


All immunizations must be current, and a physical exam is required:

Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination Form

In addition, a dental exam is required:

Illinois Proof of School Dental Examination Form


If a Student is Homeless


Please note that any homeless child shall be immediately admitted, even if the child or child’s parent/guardian is unable to produce immunization and health records normally required for enrollment.

See District Policy 6:140, "Education of Homeless Children," which governs the enrollment of homeless children.


District 401's Policy on Examinations and Immunizations


For the District's policy concerning health examinations and immunizations, including information about exemptions on religious or medical grounds, please see Section 7:100 of the Board of Education's District Policy Manual