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Health Exam for School Entry

Health Exam Requirements

State law requires parents of first-grade students, upon enrollment, to provide a certificate of health examination or sign a waiver for a health exam. The health exam may be given up to 18 months before or within 90 days after entering first grade. Parents are encouraged to obtain the health exam simultaneously with immunizations. 

Health and Safety Code § 323-324 & Ed. Code § 49403, 49450-49451

DHCS for School Entry Health Exam Requirements

Exemption from Physical Examination

The district will cooperate in measures necessary for the prevention and control of communicable diseases. A physical examination will not be given to a child whose parent requests this exemption in writing.