Health and Immunizations
All students are required to have up-to-date physical exams, immunizations, dental exams, and vision exams as required by the State of Illinois. Failure to comply with these health requirements could lead to the denial of attendance for your child at their school. If your child is excessively absent, your child will be subject to School District 189’s Truancy policies.
The benchmark years for completing students’ health requirements are:
- 2nd Grade
- 6th Grade
- 9th Grade
Click the following link for more information on immunizations, Illinois Immunization Requirements.
The Centers for Disease Control and the Illinois Department of Public Health encourage all individuals age 12+ to become vaccinated against COVID-19. Please read this letter from the Illinois State Board of Education that provides clarity about the COVID-19 vaccine to parents. ISBE Letter to Parents
It’s Flu Season-Are You Prepared? Information:https://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/influenza
Where can I get a Flu or Other Vaccinations? https://www.co.st-clair.il.us/get-vaccinated
Meningitis Can Be Deadly. Take Precautions. Information:https://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/meningitis
Oral Health Requirements
Kindergarten, 2nd Grade, & 6th Grade: Are required to have an oral health examination. Examinations must be performed by a licensed dentist, and he/she must sign the proof of school dental examination form. Each child is required to present proof of an examination by a dentist and provide proof prior to the start of the school year.
You may find additional information at the following links: Proof of Examination Form – Examination Waiver Form
Services Provided to School District 189 Students by East Side Health District
East Side Health District operates a School-Based Health Center (SBHC) at Vivian Adams Early Childhood Center in order to promote preventative, primary and acute care among East St. Louis School District 189 students.
The program is available to all students who attend School District 189 schools. In addition to acute and primary care, services will include, but will not be limited to:
• a routine physical;
• examinations, sports physicals;
• health education, personal hygiene; and
• Women, Infant and Children Services (WIC)
Referrals will be made for routine dental examinations and sealants; counseling on alcohol and drug use; mental health; violence; sexually transmitted diseases; and use of firearms.
Additional referrals will be made to appropriate health care providers for further evaluation and treatment as needed, as well as case management and other preventive services. Students must have a recent consent form signed by their parents or legal guardian to receive services. Services will also be provided free to any District 189 student who is referred to East Side Health District’s clinic located at 638 N. 20th St., in the event the current schedule at Vivian Adams is filled.
Students are required to have a recent consent form signed by their parents or legal guardian to receive services. Services will also be provided free to any School District 189 student who is referred to East Side Health District’s Clinic, located at 638 N. 20th St., in the event the current schedule at Vivian Adams is filled.
August 16, 2022 Notification
To: Parents/Guardians and Staff Members
Re: Notification to School Staff of the Physical Fitness Facility Medical Emergency Response Instructions and AED Availability
State law requires the Illinois High School Association to post a hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AED) training video on its website. The law also requires the District to notify staff members and parents/guardians about the video. You are encouraged to view the video, which will take less than 15 minutes of your time, at:
Arthur R. Culver, Superintendent