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Student Health Requirements
Because CHA is recognized school by the State of Illinois, all state health requirements must be met, including the State of Illinois Immunization Requirements. Students not in compliance with health requirements will be excluded and report cards will be withheld until the necessary forms are completed and turned in (ILCS 27-8.1).
To be in compliance, all required student health forms must be completed, signed, and received by the school on or before the first day of school. If your student has a religious exemption on file for one or more immunizations, your physician will need to sign a new Illinois Religious Exemption Form for Immunizations for the following grades: Kindergarten, 6, and 9. Any new student, regardless of grade level, must provide updated Religious Exemption documentation.
Health form requirements vary by grade. New students also have certain requirements. Please click the corresponding button for a listing of the health forms you will need to provide for your student before the new school year begins.
Note for Student Athletes in Grades 6-12: As an approved school of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA), which governs the equitable participation in interscholastic athletics and activities, all students participating in athletics must abide by their health requirements. Please be aware that the required health forms for sports participation expires after 395 days. If your forms expire, your child cannot play or practice until new forms is on file.
Click below to see health
requirements for these groups.
New documents are not required for returning students in Grades 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, or 11 who have complete health records on file and do not have special medical conditions.
If your child needs prescription medication at school, he or she must have a Medication Authorization Form on file. Over-the-counter or prescription medications will be administered by our health services personnel as prescribed. Medication must be brought to school in original container by an adult, and prescription medications must have the pharmacy label on them.
If you would like Health Services to have the ability to give your student a stocked over-the counter medicine (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Benadryl, or Zyrtec), we require an OTC (Over-the-Counter) Medication Form.
With consideration for individuals that may have a nut allergy, CHA is a “nut-aware” school. This means that we, as a school community, strive to minimize the risks by following our Nut-Aware Guidelines. All students and families are asked to comply throughout the school year.
Please note that no homemade food items may be brought for classroom/school events. Here is a helpful Food List for a Nut-Aware Environment.
The Christian Heritage Academy Board of Directors and administration regularly, prayerfully, and diligently assess our COVID safety protocols. They have, before all else, sought God’s guidance and wisdom as they make decisions for our school. They have built on this foundation by seeking wise counsel from godly medical, legal, and pastoral authorities. In conjunction with our Health Services department, they carefully study guidance and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). We praise God that we were able to remain open for in-person learning the entire 2020-21 school year!
Please visit the COVID Response Plan page for detailed information on our current response and guidelines, including a plan overview, the all-school sickness protocol, and answers to frequently asked questions.
The following students are required by the State of Illinois to submit health forms before the first day of school:
- All New Students (PK-12)
- Current students entering Kindergarten or Grade 2, 6, 9, or 12
- Any students participating in MS/US Athletic programs
- Any students with special medical conditions
If your child is in one of these student groups, please click the corresponding button near the top of this page for a list of required health forms.
Click below to access required and optional health forms as needed:
- Asthma Action Plan & Self Administration Permission Form (as needed, resubmitted annually)
- Dental Exam Form
- Diabetic Medical Management Plan – DMMP (as needed, resubmitted annually)
- Emergency Allergy Action Plan & Treatment Authorization (as needed, resubmitted annually)
- Eye Exam Form
- IHSA Pre-Participation Physical Exam form (as needed, resubmitted annually)
- IHSA Consent, Asthma & Concussion Information Form (as needed, resubmitted annually)
- Illinois Religious Exemption Form for Immunizations (optional, resubmitted in Kindergarten, Grade 6, and Grade 9)
- Illinois State Physical Exam Certificate (required for all new students; students in Kindergarten, Grade 6, and Grade 9; and student athletes in 6-12)
- Individual Health Care Plan (as needed, once per enrollment unless there is a change in medical condition)
- Inhaler/Epi-Pen Self-Administration Permission (as needed, resubmitted annually)
- Medication Authorization Form (as needed)
- OTC (Over-the-Counter) Medication Form (optional and recommended, good for 5 years)
- Return to School Form (as needed)
- Seizure Plan (as needed, resubmitted annually)
- Severe Allergy or Medical Concern History Form (as needed, once per enrollment unless there is a change in medical condition)