School Nurse
2300 West Main Street, Mendota, IL 61342
Phone- 815-539-7446, Bilingual- 815-539-8377
Fax- 815-539-3103
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A new Illinois law that took effect on January 1, 2019, now requires children to have a dental exam performed by a dentist before starting high school. Previously, Public Act 100-0829 applied to children in kindergarten, second, and sixth grades. The law now expands to cover students entering ninth grade. The law goes into effect for the new 2019-2020 school year.

Students in their Freshman Year at MHS must have a dental exam performed by a dentist by May 15 of the end of their school year or present proof to MHS that their exam has been scheduled in the next 60 days. Failure to present proof of the dental examination by May 15, 2020 may result in the school holding the student’s report card, unless the student presents proof of the completed dental exam or proof that a dental exam will take place within 60 days after May 15, 2020. The Department of Public Health will establish a waiver for children who show an undue burden due to lack of access to a dentist.

We apologize this information did not go home to you in June with the other registration materials. We appreciate your support in adhering to the new law.

Please contact Mrs. Sheri McConville, School Nurse, at 815-539-7446, extension 507 or Mrs. Denise Aughenbaugh, Principal with any questions.

Utilize the links provided below to access the Dental Examination Waiver Form and the Dental Examination Form.

Dental Examination Form

Dental Examination Waiver Form