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Admission Procedures

All students must register for school each year on the dates and at the place designated by the Superintendent.

Students enrolling in the District for the first time must present:

  1. A birth certificate or other reliable proof of identity and age. Upon the failure of a person enrolling a student to provide a copy of the student’s birth certificate or other reliable proof of identity and age, the Building Principal shall immediately notify the local law enforcement agency and shall also notify the person enrolling the student in writing that, unless he or she complies within 10 days, the case shall be referred to the local law enforcement authority for investigation. If compliance is not obtained within that 10-day period, the Principal shall so refer the case. The Principal shall immediately report to the local law enforcement authority any material received pursuant to this paragraph that appears inaccurate or suspicious in form or content.
  2. Proof of residence, as required by Board policy 7:60, Residence.
  3. Proof of disease immunization or detection and the required physical examination, as required by State law and Board policy 7:100, Health Examinations, Immunizations, and Exclusion of Students. Parent(s)/guardian(s) are required to have their child undergo an eye examination.


MEDICAL AND HEALTH INFORMATION

MEDICATIONS

If prescription or over the counter medications are to be taken at school (inhaler, epi pen, insulin, Tylenol etc) then a Medication Authorization Form must be completed and signed by your child’s physician and the parent/guardian.

PRESCHOOL

The State of Illinois requires that every child starting Preschool must have a physical exam, lead and diabetic screening and a current immunization record on file at the school. The health history section on the back of the physical form must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian.

REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS:

  • DPT- 4 or more doses w/last dose at least 6 months since prev. dose
  • Polio - 3 or more doses administered no less than 4 weeks apart
  • MMR- 1 dose administered on or after 1st birthday
  • Hepatitis B- series of 3 injections
  • Hib– Primary series or proof of 1 dose at 15 months or older
  • Varicella- show proof of vaccine or your doctor must verify on the physical form proof of having the disease (chicken pox)
KINDERGARTEN

The State of Illinois requires that every child entering Kindergarten must have a dental exam, vision exam, lead and diabetic screening and physical exam with a current immunization record on file at the school. The health history section on the back of the physical form must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian.

REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS:

  • DPT- 4 or more doses with the last dose on or after the 4th birthday
  • Polio- 3 or more doses with the last dose on or after the 4th birthday
  • MMR- 2 doses
  • Hepatitis B - series of 3 injections
  • Varicella- 2 doses or doctor verification of having disease
2ND GRADE

The State of Illinois requires that every 2nd grader must have a dental exam.

6TH GRADE

The State of Illinois requires that every 6th grader must have a dental exam and a physical exam with a current immunization record on file at the school. The health history section on the back of the physical form must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian.

REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS:

  • Tdap
  • Meningitis
6TH, 7TH and 8TH GRADE

Any student interested in participating in a sport must have a current sports physical on file. Students will NOT be able to try out for sports until a physical is completed and turned into school.

GRUNDY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT IMMUNIZATION CLINIC - Immunizations for DPT, Polio, MMR, HIB, and Hepatitis B prevent these serious diseases and their crippling effects. The Health Department provides immunizations for the residents of the county every Wednesday. Call 941-3419 to make an appointment. Immunizations will be administered according to the recommendations of the Illinois Department of Public Health.

FOR THOSE MOVING IN FROM OUT OF STATE - A new Illinois physical exam is required. Forms are available at the office. There is a 30 day time limit to have these completed. A copy of your child’s immunizations will be needed at the time of the physical. If there are new immunizations that might be required, they will be started then.

If you have any questions, please contact the District Nurse, Gina VanCleave at 815-942-0056 or email gvancleave@morris54.org


Residency Requirements

Only students who are residents of the District may attend a District school without a tuition charge, except as otherwise provided by District policy or in State law. A student’s residence is the same as the person who has legal custody of the student.

A person asserting legal custody over a student, who is not the child’s natural or adoptive parent, shall complete a signed statement, stating: (a) that he or she has assumed and exercises legal responsibility for the child, (b) the reason the child lives with him or her, other than to receive an education in the District, and (c) that he or she exercises full control over the child regarding daily educational and medical decisions in case of emergency. In addition, the child’s natural or adoptive parent, if available, shall complete a signed statement or Power of Attorney stating: (a) the role and responsibility of the person with whom their child is living, and (b) that the person with whom the child is living has full control over the child regarding daily educational and medical decisions in case of emergency.

A student whose family moves out of the district during the school year will be permitted to attend school for the remainder of the year without payment of tuition.