Health Requirements for Kindergarten - 8th Grade

  • Students attending HCSD are required to be in compliance with health requirements by California Law.  Please see below for grade specific requirements.


    Kindergarten Immunizations

    All students enrolling in HCSD need to be up to date on their immunizations according to California Law.  To ensure your child can start school, please make sure ALL forms and immunization records must be submitted to the school office BEFORE the first day of kindergarten.  

    Immunization Requirements for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) 

    According to California immunization law, students in the TK program are subject to the same immunization requirements as kindergarten.  Since TK is considered the first year of a two-year kindergarten program, the TB requirement to enter the TK program will be subject to the same requirement as kindergarten.

    For a list of required immunizations, view Parent's guide to Immunizations required for school entry.   

    Oral Health Exam Requirement

    Every kindergarten student is required to have a dental checkup by a licensed dentist.  The oral Health Assessment form must be completed by a licensed dentist and submitted to the school by May 31st of your child's kindergarten year.  Dental evaluations that occurred within the last 12 months may be used.

    Oral Health Assessment Form 

    First Grade Health Exam

    Every first-grade student is required to complete a physical exam by a licensed healthcare provider.  The Report of Health Examination for School Entry (CHDP) form must be completed by a healthcare providers and submitted to the school office by the start of first grade, or within 90 days thereafter.  Physical exams that occurred between 18 months before or up to 90 days after entering first-grade may be used.  While the Health Exam form is not due until first grade, we recommend submitting the form at the same time as immunizations and oral health forms are turned in. 

    Report of Health Examination for School Entry (CHDP) Form

    TB (Tuberculosis) Risk Assessment for School Entry

    A TB Risk Assessment must be completed by a health examiner before school entry, all new student admissions TK/Kindergarten through 12th grade.  

    Pediatric Tuberculosis Risk Assessment Form

    7th Grade Immunization Requirement

    All current and incoming 7th grade students are required by law to show proof of the Tdap vaccine, a booster for Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis.  This vaccine is administered on or after a child's 7th birthday.  Beginning July 2019, two doses of Varicella will also be required.  Please provide documentation to the Crocker school office.  
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    • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) - 1 dose (Whooping cough booster usually given at 11 years and up)
    • Varicella (Chickenpox) - 2 doses (Usually given at ages 12 months and 4-6 years)