& Health Exams
Immunizations: There has
been some confusion about whether homeschoolers in a group setting
can still make their own choices about immunizations because the
new law states that homeschool students who “receive
classroom-based instruction” are not exempt. However, this law
ONLY applies to children enrolled in a public school independent
study program, as described in California Education Code Section
51745. So children who are enrolled in a home-based private school
program can freely participate in co-op classes. Thus, parents
whose children are enrolled in a Adelphia, as we are a PSP, may
choose whether to have their children immunized or not, since the
law requiring immunizations for school attendance does not apply
to them. However, whether immunized or not, all school children,
including those homeschooling with Adelphia, must comply with the reporting laws,
which Adelphia files each year.
Since kindergarten is not mandatory
in California, Adelphia as a PSP has opted not to formally
enroll students until first grade, thus we do not have to file
the kindergarten immunization assessment report. All schools
which enroll 7th grade students must annually file the 7th Grade
Immunization Assessment, which we comply with. Either the
booster needs to be given for Tdap before October 15th of their
7th grade school year or, if not immunizing, we will mark that
the dose is missing because "home-based private instruction".
Exams: Students are required to either have a health
exam prior to entry to first grade/prior to entering any grade
if a first time student in California, or to have a waiver form
signed by their parents. Schools are no longer required to
report information about the exams or waivers to the CDPH, but a
report of exam or waiver is required to be kept in each
student’s records. You can find the health exam form here.
You can find the waiver to the health exam here.
One or the other of these needs to be filled out and returned to
the school office prior to the first day of school.