Spearfish School District 40-2
IMMUNIZATIONS OF STUDENTS/PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS
State law requires that prior to admission all students have received or are in the process of receiving the required immunizations against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, rubeola, rubella, mumps, and varicella (chicken pox).
As an alternative to the requirement for a physician’s certification, the pupil may present certifications or written statements as provided for under SDCL 13-28-7.1, as from time to amended.
The Spearfish Board of Education encourages parents and students to preserve and protect the general health of each student. The Board will, therefore, recommend that each child should have a complete physical examination by a licensed physician upon entrance to kindergarten or first grade and upon entering fourth, eighth and twelfth grades. All new entrants to the school system will also receive a recommendation for a physical examination.
Physical examinations will be required annually for all students who participate in interscholastic athletics and other school activities. The examinations will be administered by a licensed physician and the cost will be borne by the student.
Selected grades of students have annual health screenings for visual acuity. Other students are screened for visual acuity, dental problems, hearing and scoliosis at parent/guardian or teacher request.
LEGAL REFS: SDCL 13-28.7.1
Adopted July 10, 1978
Revised June 8, 1987
Revised November 11, 1996
Reviewed December 14, 1998
Revised May 14, 2007