Health Requirements  

According to Kentucky state regulations and JCPS board policy, district students must meet various health requirements.

For detailed information on Kentucky laws, click here.

Immunizations

Every JCPS student must have a valid immunization certificate on file within two weeks of attending a JCPS school. This certificate must be a Kentucky State Immunization Certificate and must be current. 

Detailed immunization schedule:

Birth-6 years
7-17 years

Physical Exams

Students need proof of a physical exam verified on a Kentucky Preventative Exam Form:

  • For placement in early childhood programs. (The student must have a yearly physical exam for Head Start/Early Head Start Programs.)
  • For kindergarten (if the student hasn’t attended an early childhood program).
  • For entry into sixth grade.

The exam form must be on file within two months of a student attending a JCPS school. Please note that this physical exam requirement is not the same as a sports physical.

Eye Examinations

All students ages 3, 4, 5, or 6 years old entering JCPS for the first time must have an eye exam completed by January 1 of the year the student is enrolled.  This is a one-time-only requirement.

This exam must be completed by an ophthalmologist or optometrist and is not part of the physical exam. Proof of the exam must be on the Kentucky Vision Examination Form.

Dental Examinations

All students ages 5 or 6 years old entering JCPS for the first time must have a dental exam completed by January 1 of the year the student is enrolled. This is a one-time-only requirement. 
Proof of the exam must be on the Kentucky Dental Screening/Examination Form.
Head Start/Early Head Start students must have a yearly dental exam done by a dentist.

Forms

Health Requirement Compliance Flow Charts

Date Modified 6/6/14