A Health Office packet is mailed to all incoming freshmen in the spring of their 8th grade year (or given to parents, outlining the forms and procedures needed for registration. These forms must be completed and filed with the school nurse before a student can attend classes, purchase textbooks, or receive a class schedule
Physical Examination Form
All are required by the Illinois Dept of Public Health to have a complete physical examination and provide proof of immunizations. Effective January 1, 2008, an eye examination will be mandated for any child enrolling for the first time in an Illinois School. If your child went to a Maine South feeder school an eye examination is NOT REQUIRED. Eye examinations are required to be performed by optometrists, ophthalmologist. Either an Eye Examination Report form or Eye Examination Waiver form should be submitted at the time of registration at Maine South.
The physical examination must be current (completed within one year prior to the first day of school) and submitted on the "Certificate of Child Health Examination" form. The physical examination form must be signed by the physician, stamped with his office address and phone number. The physician must also complete the sections regarding participation in "Physical Education", "Interscholastic Sports", "Diabetes Screening". Parents/legal guardians are required to complete, sign, and date the "Health History" on the back section of the physical exam form. Incomplete forms will not be accepted and will delay or prevent purchasing books and/or starting school.
By law, the immunization section on the physical examination form must indicate each immunization date for Diphtheria, Tetanus, Poliomyelitis, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella and Hepatitis B. As of the 2013-14 school year, all students will need to provide proof of having received at least one Tdap vaccination before the school year starts. The health care provider is required to sign and date this section to verify the immunization history.
The Emergency Card (enclosed with the packet) must also be completed and signed by the parent/guardian. Both the names and daytime telephone numbers of 2 additional adults must be provided as emergency contacts in case we can’t reach a parent/guardian. Please keep your work/cell phone numbers up-to-date and notify our office of any changes.
Athletic Permit Card
If your child plans to participate in any interscholastic sport, the Athletic Permit Card must be completed and signed by your child’s physician before he/she can try out, practice or participate in any district athletic program. If your student is planning on participating in a spring sport, it’s a good idea to schedule physicals in June to remain current throughout the year. The School Physical and Athletic Permit Card are two different physicals. Please note: the Athletic Permit card will eventually be filed in the Athletic Office; additional questions about the card should be directed to the Athletic Director: Mr. Steve Adams.