Shield Testing for Unvaccinated Students - Fall 2021

  • School District U-46 is offering optional and free, weekly saliva COVID-19 testing to all unvaccinated students through the University of Illinois’s SHIELD testing program. Please note, that only students whose parents/guardians submitted the signed consent form will be tested. The test is simple, fast and will take place at schools during the school day. 

    Again, this is an optional test for unvaccinated students. We are asking that our unvaccinated staff members participate in testing in order to comply with the Governor’s Executive Order.

    To learn more about SHIELD testing, click here. Thank you for your ongoing collaboration and support as we all work together to stay safe and ready to learn in U-46. 

Helpful COVID-19 Vaccine Resources for Parents, Students and Staff

Recorded Webinar - Pediatric Vaccination Info Session by Amita Health

  • This will provide information about COVID-19 vaccinations, specifically addressing questions parents may have about vaccinating their children 12 years of age and up.

     

    • For the Spanish version of the webinar, please click here

     

    • For the English version of the webinar, please click here

Physical and immunization requirements for the 2021-22 School Year

  • Per School Board Policy 7.100, all students will be compliant with State law required health examinations and immunizations on the first day of school. Students non-compliant will not be allowed to attend school until state compliance is met. Required grades include Preschool/Early Childhood, Kindergarten, 6th, 9th, and 12th grade. 

    • Vision exams for Kindergarten are required by October 15th, 2021.
    • Dental exams for Kindergarten, 2nd, 6th and 9th grade are due by May 15th, 2022. 

    Health requirements and forms can be located on the district webpage: https://www.u-46.org/Page/9106

    If you have completed physical and immunization forms, they can be submitted as a PDF scanned document via email to healthservices@u-46.org. Parents also have the option to upload their required health documents as a PDF through Infinite Campus during the registration process.

    Forms can also be submitted directly to your child’s school or via email to the nurse within the school. Please contact the school health office for the email address of your school nurse.

    Any updates from the Illinois State Board of Education will be communicated to all parents.