An important Health Update to U-46 Families and Staff/ Un Mensaje Importante a Familias y Personal de U-46:
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, School District U-46 has extended the State of Illinois mandated physical and immunization requirements deadline until October 15th, 2020. This is the latest possible date that the State of Illinois will allow. This applies to all U-46 students in required grades and ages attending in-person or distance learning. Required grades include Preschool/Early Childhood, Kindergarten, 6th, 9th, and 12th grade. Vision exams for Kindergarten are required by October 15th. Dental exams for Kindergarten, 2nd, 6th, and 9th grade are due by May 15th, 2021. Health requirements and forms can be located on the district webpage: https://www.u-46.org/Page/9106. Please contact the Nurse at your child’s school or the Health Services Department at 847-888-5000 ext 5334.
If you have completed physical and immunization forms, early submission is recommended. Forms 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. Starting August 24th, 2020 forms can 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 for your school nurse.
The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages all parents to make sure their child is up-to-date with all recommended vaccines, including for flu even if participating in E-learning. All school-aged children should get an influenza flu vaccine every season, with rare exceptions. This is especially important this year because we do not yet know if being sick with COVID-19 at the same time as the flu will result in more severe illness. If you have concerns about visiting your child’s doctor during the pandemic, please contact them and request information on COVID safety during an exam visit.
Any updates from the Illinois State Board of Education will be communicated to all parents.