2019-20 Health Requirements

  • Immunization Requirements

    All immunizations must be completed and on file prior to the first day of school. Students who do not comply with these requirements will be excluded from school on October 15th.

    If claiming a religious exemption for immunizations, parents must submit a religious exemption form. Religious exemption forms are available through the Illinois State Board of Education and must be signed by a healthcare provider.

    There continue to be changes to the Illinois Immunization requirements each school year. Please see below for all 2019-2020 requirements.

    • All students entering grades 6,7,8, 9,10, and 12 will be required to show proof of recent Meningococcal conjugate vaccination (MCV). All grade 6-10 students must have 1 dose at school entry. Grade 12 must have 2 doses at school entry; 2nd dose must be administered on or after child’s 16th
    • Children entering school at any grade level (Kindergarten - 12) shall show proof of having received 2 doses of live Rubella, Measles, and Mumps virus 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 other proof of immunity.
    • Children entering grades 6-12 shall show proof of having received three doses of Hepatitis B Vaccine, or other proof of immunity.
    • Children entering school at any grade level (Kindergarten - 12) must show proof of having received 2 doses of Varicella (chickenpox vaccine) or statement from physician or health care provider verifying disease history.
    • All students entering grades 6-12 must show proof of receiving one dose of Tdap vaccine (Tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) regardless of interval since last Dtap, DT or Td dose.

    Physical Requirement

    Certificate of Child Health Examination (physicals) and Immunization Verification forms must be completed in their entirety for all students entering grades Preschool, Kindergarten, 6, 9 and new to District. Forms must be completed prior to the start of school to avoid student exclusion. Please note that only an Illinois physical health form will be accepted. Students entering from out of state at all grade levels are required to have an Illinois physical.

    Eye Examination Requirements

    Proof of an eye examination by an ophthalmologist must be submitted to the school no later than October 15 of the year the child is first enrolled (Kindergarten or higher grades) or within 30 days of enrollment from out of state. Eye Examination must be completed on the State of Illinois Eye Examination form.

    Dental Requirements

    All students in grades Kindergarten, 2, 6, and 9 must have an oral health examination performed by a licensed dentist between November 15, 2018, and May 15, 2020 (18 month period). Dental examinations must be completed on the State of Illinois Proof of Dental Examination form and turned into your child’s school no later than May 15, 2020.

    Physical, immunization, vision and dental examination forms can be obtained from any of the school's health offices or online at www.rlas-116.org. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the health office at your child’s school or the District’s Health Office at 847-270-9000.

    Tuberculosis Screening at Round Lake High School 

    Over the past ten years, three Tuberculosis exposures have occurred at Round Lake High School in 2008, 2014, and 2017.  Each time a student tests positive for Tuberculosis, this requires specific protocols to be enacted by the Lake County Health Department, including screening all students and staff with whom the student comes in regular contact. 

    The Village of Round Lake has a higher than expected incidence of Tuberculosis. In the past ten years, over 10% of active Tuberculosis cases from Lake County occurred in residents from the Village of Round Lake; of those cases in Round Lake, 20% were in students from Round Lake High School. Therefore, The Lake County Tuberculosis Authority is recommending that all students at Round Lake High School who are identified as high-risk be screened for Tuberculosis.

    Students who are identified as high-risk for Tuberculosis at Round Lake High School will have the opportunity to be screened for Tuberculosis. Parents may sign consent for Tuberculosis screening in the form of a blood test or a skin test as part of the registration process for the 2019-2020 school year in Infinite Campus beginning March 21. A Tuberculosis Risk Factor Questionnaire/Assessment will be made available on the District’s website in April for parents to complete. Students identified as high-risk as a result of this questionnaire will have the opportunity to be screened for Tuberculosis on September 9-13 at Round Lake High School. Families can also have Tuberculosis screening conducted by their private healthcare provider.  Screening will cost $45 and insurance will be accepted. Provisions will be made for students without insurance. If you have questions regarding the Tuberculosis screening process, please contact Eric Apgar at eapgar@rlas-116.org.

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Examinations; Immunizations; and Exclusion of Students

  • Required Health Examinations and Immunizations

    A student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) shall present proof that the student received a health examination, with proof of the immunizations against, and screenings for, preventable communicable diseases, as required by the Illinois Department of Public Health, within one year prior to: (1) entering kindergarten or the first grade; (2) entering the sixth and ninth grades; and (3) enrolling in an Illinois school, regardless of the student’s grade (including nursery school, special education, Head Start programs operated by elementary or secondary schools, and students transferring into Illinois from out-of-state or out-of-country).

    Proof of immunization against meningococcal disease is required from students in grades 6 and 12, beginning with the 2018-2019 school year.

    Unless an exemption or extension applies, the failure to comply with the above requirements 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. New students who register after the first day of school shall have 30 days following registration to comply with the health examination and immunization regulations. If a medical reason prevents a student from receiving a required immunization by the first day of school, the student must present, by the first day of school, an immunization schedule and a statement of the medical reasons causing the delay. The schedule and statement of medical reasons must be signed by the physician, advanced practice nurse, physician assistant, or local health department responsible for administering immunizations.

    A student transferring from out-of-state who does not have the required proof of immunizations by the first day of school may attend classes only if he or she has proof that an appointment for the required vaccinations is scheduled with a party authorized to submit proof of the required vaccinations. If the required proof of vaccination is not submitted within 30 days after the student is permitted to attend classes, the student may no longer attend classes until proof of the vaccinations is properly submitted.

    Dental Examination

    All children in kindergarten and the second and sixth grades must present proof of having been examined by a licensed dentist before May 15 of the current school year in accordance with rules adopted by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

    If a child in the second or sixth grade fails to present proof my May 15, the school may hold the child’s report card until the child presents proof: (1) of a completed dental examination, or (2) that a dental examination will take place within 60 days after May 15.

    Eye Examination

    Parents/guardians are encouraged to have their children undergo an eye examination whenever health examinations are required.

    Parents/guardians of students entering kindergarten or an Illinois school for the first time shall present proof before October 15 of the current school year that the student received an eye examination within one year prior to entry of kindergarten or the school. A physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches or a licensed optometrist must perform the required eye examination.

    If a student fails to present proof by October 15, the school may hold the student’s report card until the student presents proof: (1) of a completed eye examination, or (2) that an eye examination will take place within 60 days after October 15. Schools shall not exclude a student from attending school due to failure to obtain an eye examination.

    Exceptions

    In accordance with rules adopted by the Illinois Department of Public Health, a student will be exempted from this policy’s requirements for: (1) religious or medical grounds if the student’s parents/guardians present to the Superintendent a signed Illinois Certificate of Religious Exemption form explaining the objection; (2) health examination or immunization requirements on medical grounds if a physician provides written verification; (3) eye examination requirement if the student’s parents/guardians show an undue burden or lack of access to a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches who provides eye examinations or a licensed optometrist; or (4) dental examination requirement if the student’s parents/guardians show an undue burden or lack of access to a dentist.