Get back to school healthy and first day compliant for the 2019-2020 school year

Posted by Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat on 6/12/2019 12:00:00 PM

Even though it seems as if the summer has just begun, it’s not too early to start thinking about the first day of the upcoming school year – especially when it comes to being up to date on physicals and immunizations.


In Peoria Public Schools, all students must be first day compliant. That means every student must be up to date on all on all medical, dental and vision exam requirements as well as all immunizations on the first day of school, which is Wednesday, August 14.


A full list of requirements broken down by grade level can be found on the home page of the district website at


If you have not already, please schedule an appointment with your physician as soon as you can. The summer months are a busy time in doctor’s offices and appointment availability is always at a premium.


We also offer other alternatives for our families to get their students first day compliant. Our UnityPoint Health Clinic in Trewyn School is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, from June 3 to June 27. Please call ahead at 671-0550 to schedule an appointment.


Heartland Health Services will also have walk-in hours for school physicals and vaccinations from July 22 to August 30 at their two clinic locations – on the East Bluff at 2321 N. Wisconsin Ave. and in South Peoria at 1701 W. Garden St. Call 680-7600 for more information.


Finally, our registration hubs at Harrison Community Learning Center and Peoria High School in July and August will offer a variety of ways to get first day compliant in addition to helpful representatives to guide you through the process. The hub days this year will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 25 and August 7 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 10. Backpack Peoria will also offer resources on physicals and immunizations from 9 a.m. to noon on July 27 at DreamCenter Peoria.


We are grateful to our families for promoting the health of every student in our district in order to ensure that learning happens on day one of the 2019-2020 school year.