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Health Requirements

The State of California and Santa Clara County require all students to fulfill a number of health requirements before they can enter school. Parent(s)/ Guardian(s) are advised to carefully check all of the below requirements to ensure their children's health records are compliant prior to school entry. 

  1. Immunizations:
    1. Parents must provide their child’s Immunization Record as proof of immunization at the time of registration.
    2. An acceptable Immunization Record must contain the following:
      1. Name and birthdate of the student.
      2. Vaccine(s) type and date (month, day, year) given.
      3. Official document from the physician or agency administering the vaccine(s) must include one of the following:
        • Physician stamp
        • Physician signature
        • Hospital/clinic letterhead
        • Printout from hospital/clinic online medical record, with name of hospital/clinic identified
        • California Immunization Registry (CAIR) printout
        • Blue Card from another school
        • Military health records
    3. For students that have immunizations that are not due yet, the school will contact parent(s)/guardian(s) to request that the necessary immunizations be completed, based on the California immunization schedule.
    4. If your child hasn't received any/all required immunizations for medical reasons, a medical exemption from a licensed California physician (MD or DO) (permanent or temporary) must be submitted. For medical exemption letter to be compliant, it must be a written statement from a physician (MD or DO) licensed in California which states:
      1. The specific nature of the physical condition or medical circumstance of the child for which a licensed physician does not recommend immunization.
      2. Each specific required vaccine that is being exempted.
      3. Whether the medical exemption is permanent or temporary.
      4. If the exemption is temporary, an expiration date no more than 12 calendar months from the date of signing.
    5. Titers are not an acceptable form of immunization history. Vaccine administration records must be submitted or a medical exemption letter from a licensed California physician (MD or DO).
    6. In order to meet the chickenpox requirement for those who have a history of chickenpox disease, a medical exemption letter must be submitted from a licensed California physician (MD or DO).
    7. For more information on where to go locally to get immunizations for your child, click here.
  2. Tuberculosis (TB) requirements:
    1. Students newly enrolling into a school in Santa Clara County are required to have their healthcare provider complete a TB Risk Assessment for School Entry form completed by a United States licensed health professional.
    2. TB skin or blood testing is only required if their healthcare provider identifies a risk factor for TB exposure on the TB Risk Assessment form.
    3. To be valid, documentation must show a TB risk assessment or tests was performed in the United States up to twelve months prior to registration for school.
  3. Oral health assessment KINDERGARTEN ONLY
    1. A dental check-up is required by May 31st of Kindergarten or 1st grade for students who did not attend a California public school for Kindergarten.
    2. To be valid, the form must show the oral health examination was preformed no earlier than 12 months prior to the date of initial enrollment.
    3. For information on low-cost dental clinics, click here.
    4. For families with DentiCal, the following lists providers who accept DentiCal:
  4. Health examination (CHDP Report) FIRST GRADE ONLY
    California law requires a health assessment 18 months before or up to 90 days after enrolling in first grade.

If you have questions about enrollment requirements, please contact Registration Services or 650-329-3707.

For other health related questions, please contact Health Services at 650-833-4240.