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Health Requirements

 

Immunization Law Changes, Starting July 2019

To protect the health of all students and staff and to curtail the spread of infectious diseases, California public schools are required to check immunization records before school entry for all TK-12 admissions, including current students advancing to Grade 7.  A student who is out of compliance with California immunization law cannot attend public school, nor will we hold an enrollment spot open for any student not meeting California's immunization requirements.

 

Student will be admitted unconditionally if parent/guardian has provided:

  • proof of ALL required immunizations for student's age/grade, as determined by the California Immunization Requirements for Grades TK-12
  • a personal beliefs exemption (filed prior to 2016); PBE will remain valid through Grade 6 only
  • a permanent medical exemption (PME), signed by a California licensed M.D./D.O. only, which indicates:
    • the physical condition/medical circumstance of the child is such that the required immunization(s) is not indicated
    • the vaccine to be exempted, and
    • the medical exemption is permanent

 

 

Student will be admitted conditionally (with follow up required) if parent/guardian has provided:
  • immunization record indicating student has started receiving doses of all required vaccines for his/her age/grade following a Catch-Up Schedule with no shots due at start of school.  Parent/guardian must continue to provide updated immunization records to the school until all requirements are met.
  • a temporary medical exemption (TME) for some or all required immunizations.  The TME must be issued for a period of no more than 12 months.  A valid TME requires:
    • a written statement by a California licensed physician which states the temporary physical condition/medical circumstance of the child is such that the required immunization(s) is not indicated
    • the date when the temporary medical exemption will expire, and
    • the vaccine(s) to be exempted.
    • Parent/guardian must continue to follow up to ensure that all requirements are met and provide an updated shot record to the student's school.
 
 
Other Health Requirements
Transitional Kindergarten (TK), Kindergarten, First Grade - Report of Health Exam for School Entry
Parent/guardian of any new student entering Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten or a student entering First Grade (who did not meet this requirement within six (6) months prior to entering TK or Kindergarten) must submit a Report of Health Exam signed by student's health examiner as part of student's enrollment packet.  Health exam (physical) can be given no earlier than six (6) month's prior to entering TK or Kindergarten in a public school.  A First Grade student can be excluded from school if this requirement is not met by the 90th day after entering First Grade.
 
Transitional Kindergarten (TK), Kindergarten, or Student's First Time In a California Public School - Oral Health Assessment
Parent/guardian of any new student entering Transitional Kindergarten (TK), Kindergarten, or students entering a California public school for the first time,  must submit an Oral Health Assessment signed by student's licensed dentist as part of student's enrollment packet.  Dental exam can be given no earlier than twelve (12) months prior to the student's first day in a TK-12 public school.