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Health / Nurse

The health and safety of RIMSD #41 students is a top priority. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recommends that the best way to protect against spreading cold and flu is by taking the same everyday precautions against getting sick in general:
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Staying home when you are sick.
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.
IF parents have any questions about any symptoms their child is showing (sore throat, cough, breathing difficulty), PLEASE CONTACT A DOCTOR. 
If a child has a fever and the other symptoms, they need to be kept at home until they have gone 24 hours without a fever. Children should come to school as long as they are fever free.
School Physicals

The School Code of Illinois requires that all kindergarten, sixth and ninth grade students, and all other students new to RIMSD #41, present proof of a current physical examination and required immunizations. If the student was in a prior school program where grade levels were not assigned, physical examinations shall be completed prior to the date of entering school and within one year of the ages 5, 10 and 15. A licensed physician must administer physicals.
If parents have any questions, please contact your child’s school or call 309-793-5900 x10222.

Other requirements:
  • All children entering pre-school and 6th grade must show proof of having received three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine.
  • All children attending preschool and kindergarten, for the first time, must show proof of lead screening.
  • 2019-20 Children in all grades must show proof of having received 2 doses of varicella vaccine (or confirmed past history of the chicken pox disease). For students attending school programs where grade levels (K-12) are not assigned, proof of having received at least 2 doses of varicella vaccine or other proof of immunity, prior to the year in which the child reaches the ages of 5, 11, and 15.
  • A birth certificate (proof of birth date) must be presented at the time of registration for Kindergarten and all students new to District #41.
  • Effective July 1, 2019 all Illinois children in kindergarten, second, sixth and 9th grade are required to have an oral health examination. The examination must be performed and signed by a licensed dentist.
  • Effective January 1, 2008 the Illinois School Code requires all children entering kindergarten and any children enrolling in a public, private or parochial school for the first time (new to state) to have an eye examination. Proof of such shall be presented to the school before October 15th of the school year. Exams must be performed by a licensed Ophthalmologist or Optometrist.
  • Effective September 27, 2011 Illinois children in grades 6-12 shall show proof of receiving one dose of Tdap vaccine regardless of the interval since the last DTap, DT, or Td dose.
  • 2019-20 Children entering grades 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12 of any public, private, or parochial school the law will require an immunization containing meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4). The requirement consists of one dose of the MCV4 vaccine for 6th through 9th grade entrance and 2 doses for 12th grade entrance, unless the first dose was administered after age 16, in which case only 1 dose would be required for 12th grade entrance.

The following is a list of Community agencies that are available to provide physicals and immunizations:

  • School Health Link Inc. Blackhawk Medical Building 2508 25th St. Ste B, Rock Island IL 61201 309-732-0958

  • Rock Island County Health Department 2112 25th Ave. Rock Island, IL 61201 309-793-1955 ext. 295

  • Community Health Care 2750 11th St. Rock Island, IL 563-327-2100

The following is a list of agencies that provide dental services:

  • Community Health Care 2750 11th St. Rock Island, IL 563-336-3000

  • Best Smiles Family Dental 106 19th Ave. Ste. 90 Moline, IL 61265 309-277-6567

The following is a list of vision care providers:

  • Rock Island Optometric 2501 24th St. Rock Island, IL 309-788-0604

  • Bard Optical 4032 Blackhawk Rd. Rock Island, IL 309-786-9734

  • Wal-Mart Vision Center 3930 44th Ave. Dr., Moline, IL 309-736-2280

Parent should bring copies of the physical examination, immunizations, dental examination, eye examination and birth certificate to registration.

Effective 10-16-2015 all religious objections to immunizations must be filed using the ILLINOIS CERTIFICATE OF RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION TO REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS AND/OR EXAMINATIONS form. No other type of documentation will be accepted.