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Medical Information and Requirements

Welcome to St. Raphael Catholic School!  We are delighted that you have selected St. Raphael's for your child's educational development.  Your attention is called to the following Illinois State Code requirements for students entering Kindergarten, 2nd grade, 6th grade, and transfer students upon entry to school.

Health Requirements
  • A current physical examination recorded on the approved form and signed by a health care provider for all students enrolling in kindergarten and 6th grade.  To be current, the physical must be dated within one year of school entry in the year it is required.  The physical must include a complete record of the dates your child received immunizations to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, Hepatitis B and chicken pox.
  • A current dental examination is required for children entering kindergarten, grade 2, grade 6, and for any student enrolling for the first time in an Illinois public, private, or parochial school.  The examination must be recorded on the approved form and signed by the dentist.
  • A current vision examination is required for any student entering kindergarten.  The vision examination must be recorded on the approved form and signed by an optometrist or opthalmologist.
  • If your child is entering 5th - 8th grade and wishes to participate in athletics, an athletic physical is required before participating in the sport, including practices.  This is required each year that your child participates in a sport.
  • Please see the comprehensive chart in the "Medical Forms" section for all requirements.

 

School Policy
Parents of students who do not meet the requirements of the Illinois School Code requiring physical examinations by October 15 of each school year will have their children excluded from school until such time as they are in compliance with the School Code.

Since this information is required by law on the first day of school, October 15, is the only extension of time that will be allowed for students who begin school on the first day.  Any students entering after the first day will be allowed 30 days from their entrance date to comply with this policy.
Medication Policy

Illinois Board of Education and Illinois Dept. of Public Health has issued recommended guidelines for administering medication in schools.  Medication will be administered only in exceptional cases:

  • Ritalin and Cylevt may be administered if a School Medication Permission form has been completed by a student's parent and physician and a time release alternative is not appropriate.
  • Asthma medication may be self-administered by a student in case of an emergency.  A School Medication Permission form completed by a student's parent and physician must be on file at the school office.  The inhaler must be kept in the school office.  Unless there is a written prescription from the doctor that the student must carry the inhaler at all times.
  • Diabetic students may self administer daily blood tests.  Glucagon would have to be administered by a paramedic.  Testing kits must be labeled and kept in the school office.

No medication may be administered by school officials except as indicated above.  Parents can come to the school office and administer medication to their child.  For your child's safety, this policy will be adhered to strictly.  Please do not expect to make exceptions.

  1. Prior to giving medication at school, the school medication permission form must be signed by parents and family doctor.
  2. Medication must be brought to school in the original container marked with the child's name, type of medication, dosage and pertinent information.
  3. All medication will be stored in the school office in a locked cabinet.  It will be dispensed by either the principal or secretary who will log the procedure.  Please do not send medication in your child's lunch box or backpack.  Students may not carry any type of prescription or over the counter (non-prescription) medication during the school day (for example, cough drops).
  4. Aspirin or non-aspirin tablets may not be dispensed by the school.