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Enrollment

Welcome to the Ball-Chatham School District! 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 our schools:

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 previous school

  • Copy of current physical and immunizations


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 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. 

  • 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.

  • DPT: (Diptheria, Pertusis, Tetnus) four or more doses required with the last being a booster that was received on or after the 4th birthday.

  • Hepatitis B: three doses 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 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: (Tetnus, Diptheris, Acellular Pertusis) 6th grade requires one dose of vaccine.

  • Physical Exam: Illinois law requires a current physical exam, less than one year from the 1st day of school, when entering 9th grade.   Students without 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.

  • Dental Exam: Illinois law requires a current dental exam for 9th graders. The dental exam is to be turned in by May 15th of the current school year.  It can be dated up to 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 their child.  The waiver form will fulfill the state requirement.

Required for Kindergarten -

  • ​Complete list of all immunizations:

    • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis vaccine (DTP/DTaP)-must have received four or more doses with the last dose being a booster and having been received on or after the 4th birthday.  

    • Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)-must have received two doses with the first dose on or after the 1st birthday and the second dose no less than four weeks after the first dose. 

    • Polio vaccine (OPV/IPV)-must have received three or more doses of all IPV or all OPV vaccine or four or more doses of any combination of IPV and OPV. The last dose must have been received on or after the 4th birthday. 

    • Varicella vaccine (Chickenpox)-must have received two doses with the first dose on or after the 1st birthday and the second dose no less than four weeks after the first dose. Or provide proof of child having had the disease. 

  • Physical Exam: Current State of Illinois school physical examination. Current physical is an exam dated less than one year from the 1st day of school

  • Vision Exam: Performed by a licensed Optometrist or Ophthalmologist.    Vision Exam Waiver

  • Dental Exam: Illinois law requires a current dental exam for Kindergarteners. The dental exam is to be turned in by May 15th of the current school year.  It can be dated up to 18 months of the May 15th deadline. If parents are without dental insurance or cannot afford the exam they will be required to fill out the Dental Exam Waiver for their child.  The waiver form will fulfill the state requirement.

Required for Second Grade -

 

Required for Sixth Grade -

 

Required for Ninth Grade - 

  • ​Complete list of all immunizations:

    • T-DAP booster (within the past 10 years)

    • Meningococcal vaccination (within the past 10 years)

    • Two Varicella vaccines or proof of Chickenpox disease from Physician

  • Physical Exam: Current State of Illinois school physical examination (Sports physical forms cannot be accepted); Current physical is an exam dated less than 1 year from the 1st day of school

  • Vision Exam: performed by a licensed Optometrist or Ophthalmologist (only if student moved from another state).  Vision Exam Waiver

  • Dental Exam: Illinois law requires a current dental exam for 9th graders. The dental exam is to be turned in by May 15th of the current school year.  It can be dated up to 18 months of the May 15th deadline. If parents are without dental insurance or cannot afford the exam they will be required to fill out the Dental Exam Waiver form for their child.  The waiver form will fulfill the state requirement.

 

Required for Twelfth Grade -

  • Meningococcal Vaccine: Two doses for students entering 12th grade; if the first dose was given on or after the 16th birthday, only one dose is required

 

Medical Forms & Action Plans


Parental Involvement

Military families: