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Health Requirements

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HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

3 and 4 YEAR OLD PROGRAM

1.    Kentucky Certificate of Immunization:
          All children are required to present a valid up-to-date immunization certificate upon enrollment in school. See immunization schedule. Click HERE for form.
 
2.        Preventative Health Care Examination:
All children are required to have a medical examination within one year prior to initial admission to school. This needs to be on the “Preventative Health Care Examination Form- Initial Entry” form. Click HERE for form.
 
3.        Eye Exam for School Entry:
A vision examination by an optometrist/ophthalmologist must be submitted to the school no later than January 1 of the first year that a 3, 4, 5 or 6 year old child is enrolled in public school, public preschool or Head Start program. This must be on the “Kentucky Eye Examination Form for School Entry." Click HERE for form.
 
 
INITIAL ENTRY IN SCHOOL (Kindergarten – 12th grade)
1.        A Kentucky Certificate of Immunization:
All children shall be required to present a valid up-to-date immunization certificate upon enrollment in school. See immunization schedule. Click HERE for form.
 
2.    Preventative Health Care Examination:
All first time enrollees into Kentucky schools shall be required to have a medical examination within one (1) year prior to initial admission to school. Exam shall be reported on a “Preventative Health Care Examination Form." Click HERE for form.
 
3.    Eye Exam for School Entry:
A vision examination by an optometrist/ophthalmologist must be submitted to the school no later than January 1 of the first year that a 3, 4, 5 or 6 year old child is enrolled in public school, public preschool, or Head Start program. This is on the “Kentucky Eye Examination Form for School Entry." Click HERE for form.
 
4.      Dental Exam/Screening
Students age 5 or 6 who are enrolled in a Kentucky public school shall provide evidence of a dental screening or dental exam no later than January of the first year of enrollment. This is the “Kentucky Dental Screening/Examination Form for School Entry.” Click HERE for form.
 
SIXTH (6TH) GRADE REQUIREMENTS:
1.        Preventative Examination:
A second examination is required within one (1) year prior to entry into sixth (6th) grade.
This shall be reported on the “Preventative Health Care Examination Form – 6th Grade."
 
2.        Kentucky Immunization Certificate:
A valid up-to-date immunization certificate with the mandated Tdap booster, 1 dose of Meningococcal, 2nd dose of Varicella vaccine needs to be on file at the school for enrollment. See immunization schedule.
 
  
TRANSFER STUDENTS
1.      Preventative Health Care Examination:
All first time enrollees into Kentucky schools shall be required to have a completed “Preventative Health Care Examination Form” upon entry into school.
2.      Kentucky Immunization Certificate:
A valid up-to-date Kentucky immunization certificate is required. Shot records may be taken to the Health Department (686-7744) for transfer to a Kentucky form.
 
 
VALID IMMUNIZATION CERTIFICATES
                 The following are considered VALID immunization certificates:
 
            Certificate of Religious Exemption
These certificates must be completed and signed by a physician, APRN, PA,
LHD administrator or nurse designee.
 
            Certificate of Medical Exemption
                        These certificate must be completed and signed by a physician or Health
                        Department official.
           
            Provisional Certificate
A physician or Health Department official completes these certificates. The child is in the process of completing a series of immunizations. The form will have “provisional” typed across the center and is not be valid for more than one year.
 
 
               
SPORTS PHYSICAL
Effective this school year the Kentucky High School Athletic Associationhas a new Athletic Participation/Physical Examination Form/Consent and Release that is valid for one year from date administered.   See KHSAA form.  
 
           

PUBLIC NOTICE

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