Student Health Information

Immunizations

Indiana State Law requires that all students entering Kindergarten be fully immunized against Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (Tdap 5 doses), Polio (4 doses), Hepatitis B (3 doses), and Measles (2 doses), Mumps (2 doses), Rubella (1 doses) and Chicken Pox (2 doses) OR documentation of history of having had the chicken pox disease (month and year) with a physician’s signature.

Students entering grades 6-12 are also required by law to have a 2nd Varicella vaccine, Meningitis vaccine, and Tdap vaccine.

Health Concerns

Parents must have new doctor’s orders and updated information regarding their student’s health concern such as: Asthma, diabetes, allergies, heart problems, etc., every new school year.

Medical Objectors

Parents making a religious objection to any or all vaccines must have a Medical Objector form on file in the school office and signed and dated each year by the parent and physician. Contact the school nurse to pick up the form.

Examinations

Indiana State Law states that a student is not permitted to attend school beyond the first day of school without a physician certificate of examination on file. Below is a form which may be used. A physician does need to sign it. A dental exam is highly recommended, though optional, and a form below may be used and returned to school. Additionally, an eye exam is recommended, though optional.  The school conducts basic vision screenings for grades 1, 3, 6 and 8.

Students who will be participating in sports, must have an annual physcial. The IHSAA form (first two pages) are to be completed by the physician and returned to the school or coach prior to the first athletic practice. The Huntington Catholic Booster Club usually arranges for a physician to perform physicals at school in early August or parents may schedule one with their own family doctor.