Kennedy School News

May 16th - May 20th

Medication Pick-Up

Any student with medication kept at school must be picked up by you or a designated adult by the end of the day on May 27, 2016.

Each school year we must have a new doctor’s order to continue giving your child medication in school .

Important End-of-Year Health Office Information

Below is a list of school health requirements for kindergarten, second, sixth and ninth grade students for the upcoming school year. The required forms can be found on the district website or picked up in person an each of the school offices.

Physical Examination Requirements

The Illinois school code requires that students entering school for the first time (early childhood, kindergarten, or first grades), students entering kindergarten, sixth and ninth grades, and transfer students must submit evidence of a physical examination and a complete record of immunizations.

  • The completed physical examination and record of immunization form is expected at the school nurse's office no later than October 15th.
  • Appointment dates for obtaining a physical exam do not meet the school requirement.

Students who do not meet these requirements by October 15th will be excluded and will not be able to attend school.

Immunization Requirements

Immunization records must show proof of immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, measles, mumps, rubella, polio and chicken pox.

  • Early childhood and sixth grade through high school students are also required to have the hepatitis B vaccine..
  • Sixth grade thru twelfth grade are required to have the Tdap vaccine.
  • Sixth grade and twelfth grade are required to have the meningococcal vaccine.

    Dental Examination Requirements

    Students in kindergarten, second and sixth grades must submit evidence of a dental examination by May 15th of that school year. Dental exams must be completed within 18 months prior to May 15th.

    Vision Examination Requirements

    Students entering Illinois schools for the 1st time (kindergarten or transfer) must submit evidence of a vision exam.

    All required health forms are available at the school office.

    ***Are you currently a Kennedy student in PreK - 3rd Grade who is not returning next year? Please contact the Kennedy office @ 847-671-0250.***

    Registration Open!

    All District 81 families should have received a letter in the mail regarding registration for the 2016-2017 school year. The mailing contained a letter with steps for registration and a proof of residency form.

    If you did not receive this letter in the mail, please contact the school office to ensure we have the correct address on file for your family.

    Registration information can be found on our district website, or by clicking the link here.

    Mark Your Calendar

    May 31: Start Date for Onsite Proof of Residency (at your child's school office) between 8am-3pm

    August 16th: Meeting & Greet (12-3pm)

    August 17th: 1st Day of School for K-3 Students