Freeport School District reminds parents of “First Day Exclusion” policy

FREEPORT (WREX) — Freeport School 145 District has a new policy to help ensure the safety of its students.

The school district says they’ve established “First Day Exclusion,” to ensure compliance with state law and Illinois School Code.

Under board policy, students will not be admitted on the first day of school of the 2019-2020 school year if they don’t have the required Illinois physical and current immunizations on file.

Here are the requirements due by October 2019 and May 2020 by grade:

Preschool

· Physical Exam by a Primary Care Provider

· Immunizations: measles, mumps, rubella (MMR); tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (DTaP); polio (IPV); hepatitis B (HepB); haemophilus influenza type B (HIB); pneumococcal (PCV)

Kindergarten

· Physical Exam by a Primary Care Provider

· Immunizations: measles, mumps, rubella (MMR); tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (DTaP); polio (IPV); hepatitis B (HepB); haemophilus influenza type B (HIB); pneumococcal (PCV)

· Dental Exam (by May 15, 2020)

· Vision Exam (by October 15, 2019)

Grade 2

· Dental Exam (by May 15, 2020)

Grade 6

· Physical Exam by a Primary Care Provider

· Immunizations: measles, mumps, rubella (MMR); tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap); polio (IPV); hepatitis B (HepB); varicella (VAR, chicken pox); meningococcal conjugative (MCV)

· Dental Exam (by May 15, 2020)

Grade 9

· Physical Exam by a Primary Care Provider

· Immunizations: measles, mumps, rubella (MMR); tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap); polio (IPV); hepatitis B (HepB); varicella (VAR, chicken pox); meningococcal conjugative (MCV)

Grade 12

· Immunizations: measles, mumps, rubella (MMR); tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap); polio (IPV); hepatitis B (HepB); varicella (VAR, chicken pox); meningococcal conjugative (MCV) after 16th birthday.

Students enrolling in an Illinois school for the first time (regardless of grade):

· Physical Exam by a Primary Care Provider

· Vision Exam (by October 15, 2019)

· Dental Exam (by May 15, 2020)

· Up-to-date immunizations

The school district says there are allowed exemptions which as is follows:

Religious: Parent/legal guardian and primary care provider must complete Illinois Certification of Religious Exemption to Required Immunizations and/or Examinations and return to school nurse by First Day of School of the school year.

Medical: Letter from primary care provider stating reason for medical objection for immunizations and attach the letter to State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination.

The school district says if you have any questions or need any clarification, the school district says to contact the child’s school nurse, the FSD Enrollment Office or the FSD Pupil Personnel Department.

Andrew Carrigan

Andrew Carrigan

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