STUDENT HEALTH AND IMMUNIZATION CERTIFICATES
Students should have regular physical and dental examinations and vision screenings as required by Iowa law. Students may be required to submit a health certificate. Each student shall be required to present a certificate of immunization unless exempted by Iowa law prior to enrollment in the District or prior to being placed under competent private instruction which is not affiliated with an accredited school.
Each student six years of age or older enrolling in elementary school, shall be required to present a certificate of testing for elevated blood lead levels in accordance with the rules of the Iowa Department of Health, unless exempted by State law.
No student shall be enrolled in the District without adequate evidence of immunization against Hepatitis B, varicella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, poliomyelitis, rubeola and rubella, unless exempted under Iowa law. A student may be provisionally enrolled if the student has begun the required immunizations and continues to receive the necessary immunizations in accordance with state law.
Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, all students entering, advancing or transferring into seventh grade and born on or after September 15, 2000, shall provide proof of an adolescent tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis booster immunizations.
Each student six years of age or older enrolling in elementary school, shall present a certificate that the student, no earlier than age three, had a dental screening in accordance with the rules of the Iowa Department of Health, unless exempted by State law. Each student enrolling in high school, shall present a certificate that the student had a dental screening performed within the prior year in accordance with the rules of the Iowa Department of Health.
Upon enactment of applicable law, each student prior to entering kindergarten and again prior to entering third grade must provide evidence of at least one vision screening, unless exempted under Iowa law.
Each student participating in interscholastic athletics or cheerleading shall present a certificate annually to the effect that the student has been examined by a licensed physician, qualified doctor of chiropractic, licensed physician assistant, or advanced registered nurse practitioner and may safely engage in athletic competition or cheerleading. The District may require additional health certificates from students participating in interscholastic athletics or cheerleading if a question arises regarding the student's health status.
A student who has been removed from participation in an interscholastic activity (athletic, dance or cheerleading) because of signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion or brain injury shall not recommence such participation until the student has been evaluated by a properly licensed health care professional (physician, physician assistant, doctor of chiropractic, advanced registered nurse practitioner, nurse, physical therapist or athletic trainer) trained in the evaluation and management of concussions and other brain injuries, and the Student has received written clearance to return to participation from the health care provider. The District may require additional clarification and clearance before allowing return to participation.
Date of Last Review: October 14, 2019
Date of Revision:
October 14, 2019
135.17, 135.39D, 135.102, 135.105D, 139A.8, 279.8, 280.7, 280.13, 280.13C, 280.14, 282.3, Code of Iowa; 281 I.A.C. 12.3, 31.2, 33.5, 36.14; 641 I.A.C. Chapters 7, 51, 52, 67