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    *If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact Kellar directly @ 693-4439 or e-mail our school nurse Deborah Pence.  To download and print needed documents please click here

    On January 25, 2016, the Board of Education approved an update to Board Policy 7:100, requiring physical and immunization compliance by the first day of school. Students not in compliance by the first day of school for the 2020-2021 school year (July 22, 2020 for Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center (VHECEC) & Knoxville Center for Student Success (KCSS)/ August 19, 2020 for all other District schools), will not be allowed to start the school year until all health documentation requirements are met. Families are strongly encouraged to schedule health appointments now, so that documentation can be prepared and turned in to your school, avoiding first day compliance issues.   

    Pre-Kindergarten:
    • Health history (completed and signed by parent/guardian)
    • Diabetes Screening Assessment (practitioner report)
    • Lead Risk Assessment (proof of blood test is required for students living in high-risk zip codes 61602 through 61606 - practitioner report)
    • 4 DTaP shots (Diphtheria,Tetanus, Pertussis)
    • 3 Polio shots
    • 1 MMR shot (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
    • 1 or more Hib shots (Haemophilus influenzae type B)
    • 3 Hepatitis B shots
    • 1 or more Pneumococcal shots
    • 1 Varicella (Chicken Pox) shot or proof of having had the disease

    Kindergarten:
    • Physical exam – “Dated within one year of the first day of school”
    • Health history (completed and signed by parent/guardian)
    • Diabetes Screening Assessment (practitioner report)
    • Lead Risk Assessment (proof of blood test is required for students living in high-risk Zip codes 61602 through 61606 - practitioner report)
    • 4 DTaP (Diphtheria,Tetanus, Pertussis) shots with last dose at age 4 years or later
    • 3 - 4 Polio shots with last dose at age 4 years or later
    • 2 MMR shots
    • 2 Varicella (Chicken Pox) shots or proof of having had the disease
    • Eye Examination – Due October 15 – “Dated within one year of the first day of school”
    • Dental Examination – Due May 15 - “Dated within 18 months prior to May 15” (preferred with 1st day compliance)

    2nd Grade:
    • Dental Examination – Due May 15 – “Dated within 18 months prior to May 15”

    6th grade:
    • Physical exam – “Dated within one year of the first day of school”
    • Health history (completed and signed by parent/guardian)
    • Diabetes Screening Assessment (practitioner report)
    • Proof of 1 Meningococcal shot (MCV4) – given at age 10 years or later
    • Proof of 1 Tdap (Adult Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) shot – given at age 7 years or later
    • Proof of 3 Hepatitis B shots (normally given in infancy – most students are already compliant)
    • 2 Varicella (Chicken Pox) shots or proof of having had the disease
    • Dental Examination – Due May 15th – “Dated within 18 months prior to May 15th” (preferred with 1st day compliance)

    9th grade:
    • Physical exam – “Dated within one year of the first day of school”
    • Health history (completed and signed by parent/guardian)
    • Diabetes Screening Assessment (practitioner report)
    • 2 Varicella (Chicken Pox) shots or proof of having had the disease

    12th grade:
    • Proof of 2 Meningococcal shots (MCV4) – with second dose given at age 16 years or later. *If the first dose of MCV4 was given at age 16 years or later, then only one dose of MCV4 is required