Shield Testing for Unvaccinated Students - September 2021
School District U-46 will soon offer 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.
Testing will begin September 13 at two elementary schools and then extend to all other U-46 schools on Sept. 21. 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
- COVID19 Vaccination for Young people information
- How to talk about the COVID-19
- Vaccinelinois State Board of Education Vaccination recommendation
- American Association of Pediatrics on Vaccination
- IDPH Vaccination Resources
Additional Options for Student, Family and Staff Vaccinations
Jewel/Osco Pharmacy (Multi-Store locations)
Greater Elgin Family Care Center
Please call 844-599-3700 to schedule an appointment
For more information please email email@example.com or call (630) 892-4355.
Residents of Cook County
Residents of DuPage County
Residents of Kane County
Recorded Webinar - Pediatric Vaccination Info Session by Amita Health
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.