Health Requirements and Forms
Prior to starting school, students must present an approved immunization certificate signed by a health care provider stating that the student has received the immunizations required by law. Only for specific medical or religious purposes are students exempt from immunization requirements, and must provide the school with the proper exemption form. Students transferring into the district are eligible for a provisional enrollment, allowing 60 days for immunization records to be transferred from the previous school. Students who do not provide a certificate of immunization, provisional certificate of immunization, or certificate of immunization exemption on the first day of school cannot attend. This law applies to home school students as well.
7th Grade: Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertusses (Tdap) Vaccination requirement: Beginning the 2013-2014 school year and thereafter, students entering 7th grade and above if born on or after September 15, 2000, shall have a one-time dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine.
7th Grade: Meningococcal requirement: Beginning the 2017-2018 school year and thereafter, students entering 7th grade born on or after September 15, 2004 shall have one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine. There is no provisional period to implement this requirement.
12th Grade: Meningococcal requirement: Beginning the 2017-2018 school year and thereafter, students entering 12th grade born on or after September 15, 1999 shall have two doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine; or 1 dose if 1 dose was previously received when the student was sixteen years of age or older. There is no provisional period to implement this requirement.
For more information on public school immunization requirements: https://idph.iowa.gov/immtb/immunization/laws
Dental health requirement:
Students entering into Kindergarten and 9th grade are required to have a dental screening and the certificate of dental screening form must be completed and signed by the dental provider and given to the school nurse. Religious and financial hardship exemptions are allowed. The requirement does not include preschool or homeschooled students.
Vision Screening Requirements:
Students entering Kindergarten and 3rd grade are required to have a vision screening. Religious and financial hardship exemptions are allowed. The requirement does not include preschool or homeschooled students. See below for more information about vision screening.
It is recommended that your preschool and kindergarten students have a physical examination completed by a physician. The physician should complete the physical examination form for your child. Click here for this form.
Mandatory Lead Blood Testing requirement:
All students entering Kindergarten must have at least one blood lead test completed. Religious and low risk exemptions are allowed.
Thank you for your understanding and your prompt cooperation in attending to these important requirements.