Physical Exam and Health Requirements
Connecticut State Department of Education, Connecticut Department of Public Health and the Trumbull Board of Education have specific health regulations students must adhere to be enrolled in Trumbull Schools.
Students are required to provide documentation of a valid physical examination and up-to-date immunization record :
Upon enrollment/entering or returning to the district in any grade
Prior to entry and annually while enroled in the Trumbull Early Childhood Education Center (TECEC)
Prior to entry into Kindergarten. In addition, any child who is less than 5 years old at the time of kindergarten entrance is also required to submit an updated physical exam within 30 days of their 5th birthday in order to continue to attend school.
During 3rd, 6th & 9th Grade
Every 13 months if participating in interscholastic sports
Students will not be admitted until a school nurse has reviewed the completed physical exam/health assessment*. All new entrant physical exams must be performed within 365 days of enrollment and include a complete immunization record as required by the State of Connecticut for the grade entered at time of enrollment:
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that immunizations are essential to primary prevention of disease from infancy through adulthood. Promotion of immunizations by the registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as school nurse) is central to the public health focus of school nursing practice (American Nurses Association [ANA] & NASN, 2011). NASN supports the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) vaccine recommendations that are adopted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (CDC, 2014a, 2014b). The school nurse is well‐poised to create awareness and influence action to increase the uptake of mandated and recommended immunizations. The school nurse should use evidencebased immunization strategies, such as school‐located vaccination clinics, reminders about vaccine schedules, state immunization information systems (IIS), strong vaccination recommendations, and vaccine education for students, staff, and families. Using these strategies will help reduce health‐related barriers to learning (Guide toCommunity Preventive Services, 2008, 2009, 2010; Ylitalo, Lee, & Mehta, 2013; Bobo, Carlson, & Swaroop, 2013). (Link to complete NASN Position Statement on Immunizations)
*State law requires complete primary immunizations and a health assessment by a legally qualified practitioner of medicine, an advanced practice registered nurse or registered nurse, licensed pursuant to chapter 378, a physician assistant, licensed pursuant to chapter 370, a school medical advisor, or a legally qualified practitioner of medicine, an advanced practice registered nurse or a physician assistant licensed to practice in the United States of America and/or stationed at any military base prior to school entrance in Connecticut (C.G.S. Secs. 10-204a and 10-206).