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New Student Enrollment
Welcome to Chatham Elementary School We're glad you're here. New students and their families are welcome at any of our schools to tour our facilities and meet our staff. When enrolling, please have the following forms ready to present to Chatham Elementary
Required for new students to the District:
Students will also need the following:
Student in Good Standing Transfer Form
Copy of Certified Birth Certificate
Test Scores (Achievement, ISAT, PARCC, IAR)
Transcripts from the previous school
Copy of current physical and immunizations
Annual Student Fees
Registration Fee - Grades K-4 $130
K-12 Technology Fee $40
Required yearly for free/reduced:
Medical Information and Forms
All new students must have a current physical and proof of immunizations. They are also required to show proof of an eye exam performed by an Illinois licensed optometrist.
Required for K-12 Students New to the District
Physical Exam: All new students entering any grade must have a current physical and provide proof of up-to-date immunizations. Illinois law requires a current physical exam, less than one year from the 1st day of school. Students without a current exam on file will not be allowed to attend the 1st day of school unless there is an appointment card from the doctor’s office on file with the school nurse.
Eye Exam: all students entering an Illinois school for the first time will need an eye exam by an optometrist or physician who provides complete eye exams. The eye exam is due by October 15th.
Dental Exam: A dental exam is required for Kindergarten, 2nd, 6th, and 9th-grade students in Illinois. The form is due May 15, 2020 (dated within 18 months of the May 15th deadline). If you are without dental insurance or cannot afford the exam you will be required to fill out the Dental Exam Waiver for your child. The waiver form will fulfill the state requirement.
DPT: (Diptheria, Pertussis, Tetanus) four or more doses are required with the last being a booster that was received on or after the 4th birthday.
Hepatitis B: three doses are required. The first two doses are no less than 28 days apart and the interval between the 2nd and the 3rd doses must be at least two months apart.
MMR: (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) 2 doses required. The 1st dose on or after the 1st birthday and the 2nd dose no less than 28 days after the first.
MCV: (Meningococcal) All students over the age of 11 years old are required to be vaccinated with a single dose of a quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine.
OPV/IPV: (Polio) three or more doses are required with the last dose received on or after the 4th birthday. Any combination vaccine with IPV requires four doses.
Varivax: (Chickenpox) two doses are required. The 1st dose on or after the 1st birthday and the 2nd dose no less than 28 days after the first. OR PROOF OF DISEASE
Tdap: (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis) 6th grade requires one dose of vaccine.
Medical Forms & Action Plans
Jackie Foster | School Counselor
Kathy Hochstein | School Counselor
Julie McAllister | School Counselor
P: (217) 483-2411 | F: (217) 483-5270