The school system in California requires children enrolling in kindergarten to be five years of age by 2 December and must have completed a school physical within the last six months. Students going into the first grade are also required to have a physical.
For a child to be admitted to the California school system, a parent must be able to fully document that their child has immunization against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, poliomyelitis, varicella, measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). Students in kindergarten must also have a hepatitis series and a second dose of MMR. Seventh graders also have to have a hepatitis series.
In order to register, students need a copy of their birth certificate, immunization records, social security number and last report card. If choosing to participate in school sports programs and cheerleading,the student must have a sports physical on file.