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Immunizations

Students must be immunized against certain communicable diseases. Students are prohibited from attending school unless immunization requirements are met for age and grade. The District shall cooperate with local health officials in measures necessary for the prevention and control of communicable diseases in school age children. The District may use any funds, property, or personnel and may permit any person licensed as a physician or registered nurse to administer an immunizing agent to any student whose parents have consented in writing. 

As of January 1, 2016, parents of students in any school, are not allowed to submit a personal beliefs exemption to a currently required vaccine. A personal beliefs exemption on file at school prior to January 1, 2016 will continue to be valid until the student enters the next grade span at kindergarten (including transitional kindergarten) or 7th grade. [Health and Safety Code 120335] 

A student who has a medical exemption issued before January 1, 2020 shall be allowed continued enrollment until the student enrolls in the next grade span at kindergarten or 7th grade. Beginning January 1, 2021, schools may only accept the standardized, statewide form used by licensed physicians and surgeons as documentation of a medical exemption, and as of July 1, 2021, the District shall not unconditionally admit or readmit to any school, or admit or advance any student to the 7th grade, unless the student has been properly immunized or the parent/guardian files a compliant medical exemption form. [Health and Safety Code 120370, 120372] 

Students are not required to have immunizations if they attend a home-based private school or an independent study program and do not receive classroom-based instruction. However, parents/guardians must continue to provide immunizations records for these students to their schools. 

For further information on immunization requirements for school districts please visit the Department of Education website

Entrance Health Screening (Kindergarten and First Grade)

State law requires that the parent/guardian of each student provide the school documentary proof that the student has received a health screening examination by a doctor within 90 days after entrance to first grade. Students may be excluded up to 5 days from school for failing to comply or not providing a waiver. [Health and Safety Code 124085, 124100, 124105] 

Please contact your child’s physician. If you do not have health insurance, free health screening is available through the local health department or you may contact the South Bay Family Health Care Center at (310) 802-6170 to set up an appointment at a nearby location

2114 Artesia Blvd

Redondo Beach, CA 90278

 

742 W. Gardena Blvd

Gardena, CA 90247

Oral Health Assessment (Kindergarten and First Grade)

To make sure children are ready for school, state law requires that children have an oral health assessment (dental check-up) by May 31 in either kindergarten or first grade, whichever is his/her first year in public school. Assessments that have happened within the 12 months before the child enters school also meet this requirement.

The law specifies that the assessment must be done by a licensed dentist or other licensed or registered dental health professional. The school and District shall maintain the privacy of all students’ health information. A student’s identity shall not be associated with any report produced as a result of this requirement. 

For children with Medi-Cal/Denti-Cal insurance, parents/guardians can find a dentist who takes this insurance by calling (800) 322-6384 or by visiting the Denti-Cal website . To find a low, or no-cost clinic in the community, visit California Health Plus, the 2-1-1 website or call 2-1-1.