Preventative measures such as immunizations help your child to avoid deadly diseases, but regular visits to your child's health care provider when your child is well is the best way to maintain your child's good health. Routine exams can help identify any problems in your child's health or growth and development.
All students up to the age of nine are required by state law K.A.R. 72-5211 to submit evidence that they have had a health assessment (HF-039) done prior to entering kindergarten if attending a Kansas school or within the last 12 months of enrolling in the district for the first time. This assessment must be completed by a nurse who is KBH certified, or by a physician or a person acting under the direction of a physician.
A Health History Form (HF-006) is required to be filled out annually by parents/legal guardians. This form is to keep the health staff current on the health status of each child and allow them to care for your child when emergencies occur. The back of the form has a "parental consent for emergency treatment." This section is effective until parents can be reached. This must be signed.
The Kansas State High School Activities Association requires an annual physical examination to be eligible for participation in the middle or high school interscholastic athletic program. Physical forms are available in all middle and high school offices. Signed forms must be on file in the school office prior to participation in practice or tryouts and must be dated after May 1 preceding the school year for which it is applicable.
The Physical Form for non-athletic activities can be accessed by clicking on the link below.