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PreK Health Requirements

22 days ago

PreK Health Requirements

A health exam and age-appropriate immunizations are required for your PreK student. Please schedule appointments as soon as possible to avoid the rush that happens right before school starts. You can turn in paperwork to school anytime or at your required summer registration date. Please hand in all paperwork by the first day of school!

  • Health Exam and Immunizations (shots) by your health care practitioner are required within one year prior to your student starting PreK. Parents must complete and sign the health history questions on the top ⅓ of the page. All immunizations must be up to date and recorded on the front of the form. Separately printed immunization pages" are acceptable.

*** All forms available on this page under HEALTH FORMS:  "Health Exam Form"

Kindergarten Health Requirements

22 days ago

A health exam, age-appropriate immunizations, a dental exam, and an eye exam are required for all Illinois kindergarten students. Please schedule appointments as soon as possible to avoid the rush that happens right before school starts. You can turn in paperwork to school anytime or at your required summer registration date. Please hand in all paperwork by the first day of school!

  • Health Exam and Immunizations (shots) by your health care practitioner are required within one year prior to your student starting 6th grade. Parents must complete and sign the health history questions on the top ⅓ of the page. All immunizations must be up to date and recorded on the front of the form. Separately printed immunization pages are acceptable. Deadline: October 15, 2020.

  • Dental Exam by a dentist is required for all kindergarten students in Illinois. You may use any dentist you choose, just ask them to fill out the required Illinois form. Dental Safari will come to Jonesboro school in March of 2021. You may sign permission for your child to receive an exam and cleaning at that time. Dental Safari will satisfy the dental exam requirement if you choose this option. Due May 1, 2021.

  • Eye Exam by an optometrist or opthamologist is required for all kindergarten students in Illinois. Please call your choice of eye doctor early; these appointments fill up fast. School-based vision screenings do not count for this exam. Due October 15, 2020.


*** All forms available on this page under HEALTH FORM:  "Health Exam Form,"  "Dental Exam Form," "Eye Exam Report"

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2nd Grade Health Requirements

22 days ago


  • Dental Exam by a dentist is required for all 2nd grade students in Illinois..  Exams are good for 18 months, and are due May 1, 2021.  You can choose to use your own dentist, or utilize a Dental Safari dentist that will come to Jonesboro School on March 1, 2021.


*** All forms available on this page in the HEALTH FORMS block:   "Dental Exam Form"
                                                                                                             

6th Grade Health Requirements

22 days ago

6th graders in Illinois are required to have a new health exam, two shots, and a dental exam

  • Health Exam and Immunizations (shots) by your health care practitioner are required within one year prior to your student starting 6th grade. Parents must complete and sign the health history questions on the top ⅓ of the page. All immunizations must be up to date and recorded on the front of the form. 6th grade immunizations are 1) TDap (tetanus), and 2) MCV4 (meningitis). Separately printed immunization pages are acceptable. Deadline: October 15, 2020.

  • Dental Exam by a dentist is required for all kindergarten students in Illinois. You may use any dentist you choose, just ask them to fill out the required Illinois form. Dental Safari will come to Jonesboro school in March of 2021. You may sign permission for your child to receive an exam and cleaning at that time. Dental Safari will satisfy the dental exam requirement if you choose this option. Due May 1, 2021.



*** All forms available on this page in the HEALTH FORMS block:    "Health Exam Form,"   "Dental Exam Form"
                                                                                                                     

By Donna Williams

Covid-19

24 days ago

There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. For more information, please visit the US Centers for Disease Control at cdc.gov or the Illinois Department of Public Health at dph.illinois.gov.

By Donna Williams

Sports Physicals

24 days ago

A new sports physical must be on file in the nurse office for each school year that a student participates in sports. Physicals are valid for 395 days. Applies to students joining interscholastic sports. Students will not be permitted to tryout if they do not have a current sports physical. *The 6th grade physical exam covers sports participation for one year.

***     Forms available on this page in the Health Forms block:     "Sports Physical"

Medications at School

24 days ago

Our school medication policy states that medications are to be given by the nurse to a student only with the written prescription of a physician and the written request of a parent. All medications sent to the school must be properly labeled by the pharmacy that dispenses the medication, with the name of the student, name of the physician, name of the medication, dosage, and time to be dispensed.

Over-the-counter medications (Tylenol, ibuprofen, cough syrup, etc.) must be in the original package/bottle. A written prescription from the physician must be on file to dispense any prescription medication OR over-the-counter medication to your child. Please complete the Medication Authorization form found on this page, obtain signatures, and return the form to the school nurse. This information needs to be on file before any medications can be given to your child during school. All information will be kept confidential.

***     Form available on this page in Health Forms block:

            "Medication Administration Permission Form"


By Donna Williams

Vision and Hearing Screening

24 days ago


Vision and hearing screening are conducted annually at Jonesboro Grade School by an Illinois certified vision and hearing screener. Parents will be notified if their child needs a follow-up exam with their personal doctor. 

Illinois requires vision screening for the following students, preK, kindergarten, 2nd grade, 8th grade, special education, and transfer students. 

Illinois requires hearing screening for the following students: preK, kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, special education, and transfer students.


By Donna Williams

Dental Safari

24 days ago

Dental Safari Company, a mobile dental corporation, travels to schools to provide dental wellness checkups, and urgent care treatment, for children of all ages. They will come to Jonesboro Grade School on Monday, March 1, 2021.


To take part in this service, please complete and return the consent form to the school nurse.  New registration option: to register online or on your phone, please visit the following link Dental Safari Registration form. If you have any questions, please call the Dental Safari office at 618-993-8333.

***   This form is available on this web page in the Health Forms block:
          "Dental Safari new consent"

By Donna Williams

Head Lice

24 days ago

Students will be screened intermittently for head lice and nits. A student found with lice will be sent home. The student may return to school after proper treatment has been completed. Students will be excused for one full day to allow time for proper treatment, per occurrence. The child will be screened upon returning to school, and re-admittance will be at the discretion of the school nurse or designated staff member.


By Donna Williams

Bed Bugs

24 days ago

Bed Bugs have become more common in the United States and in our community in recent years. Jonesboro School has an effective pest control contract with a professional pest company. Please visit the following web sites for up-to-date, accurate information concerning bed bugs: 

1) www.cdc.gov/parasites/bedbugs/ and 

2) www.epa.gov/bedbugs.



By Donna Williams

Clothes Closet

24 days ago

The nurse office maintains a clothes closet for students who need a change of clothes at school due to spills or accidents. If your child does not have their own change of clothes at school, he or she will be offered clean clothing to make it through the day. If you would like to donate to our clothes closet, we can always use the following items: Elastic-waist pants, elastic-waist shorts, short-sleeve and long-sleeve t-shirts and comfortable shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, clean socks, and new underwear. We give away all sizes from 4t all the way through men’s and women’s XL. Clothing that we cannot use will be donated to other local charities.


By Donna Williams