Physical and Dental Exams
It is strongly recommended that children have a complete physical exam before entering kindergarten and grade 7. A dental exam is recommended at least once a year. Students participating in athletics must have had a physical exam within three years.
Any child entering a Minnesota public school must provide a statement from a physician or public clinic indicating that the child has received immunizations against measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, polio, chicken pox and hepatitis B. All immunizations must include the day, month and year for each immunization. Download the Student Immunization Form. Should a parent/guardian choose not to have their child immunized based on their beliefs, the parent must submit a statement to this effect, signed by the submitting person and notarized.
For more information, see the Minnesota School Immunization Law [M.S. 121A.15].
Students entering kindergarten and 7th grade are required to complete an immunization check and a health physical examination (see School Health Examination Form) prior to attending school. Students participating in high school athletics must also have physical exams.