Any child whose fifth birthday occurs on or before September 1st may enter kindergarten at the opening of school.
Any child whose sixth birthday occurs on or before September 1st may enter first grade at the opening of school.
When a child enrolls in Unit 10 schools for the first time, a birth certificate or other document certifying the date of birth must be presented.
Illinois law and District Policy require that all children in Pikeland must provide evidence of a physical examination and immunizations as follows:
Within one year prior to entering kindergarten or the first grade;
Upon entering the sixth and ninth grades
Prior to entrance into preschool
And irrespective of grade, immediately prior to or upon entrance in the public school.
Required immunizations and necessary boosters are for diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, hepatitis B and meningococal. Failure to provide required physical examinations and immunizations will result in exclusion of the student from school. A student transferring into the District should provide a report card, health records, proof of residency within the Pikeland Unit 10 school district, and other appropriate records from his previous school. The receiving school will initiate necessary action to obtain the student’s transcript from the former school.
The requirements for dental examination are as follows:
All children in kindergarten, second, and sixth grades will be required to have an oral health examination. Each child shall present proof of examination by a dentist prior to May 15th of the school year.
The requirements for a vision examination are as follows:
All children enrolling in kindergarten or enrolling for the first time will be required to have an eye examination
Each child shall present proof of examination by a physician who performs eye exams or a licensed optometrist within the previous year by the exclusion date established by the district.