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My children have attended the same Montessori school for 4--going on 5--years. My older ones are vaxed, but when #4 was 6 mo. old we stopped, and #5 has never even seen a doc since she was released from the hospital at birth.<br><br>
Now that #4 is going to school this fall, we get to open the can of worms. Also, #2 is a kindergartener now and needs a new physical exam AND dental exam. (Have any of you seen this dental form? What a joke!) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
So I've got plenty of reasons, philosophical, moral and <i>financial</i> to avoid the whole darn mess. I am claiming a religious exemption to the whole kit and caboodle. No vaxing, no @#$%^& health exam forms either. No dental forms.<br><br>
Of course, here in IL, religious exemption is the only way out...<br><br>
So I am wondering if anyone else out there has gone this route, and if so, any suggestions on wording? I've found some stellar samples of vaccine exemption letters, but none at all regarding exemptions from medical or dental exams.<br><br>
Anyone think I'm overreaching???<br><br>
TIA,<br><br>
Lisa
 

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No. I'll be opting out of exam forms also. Have you tried the vaccine lib website for exam type exemptions?
 

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Well, only part of the health form our school uses is for vaxes. I just write in red marker over that part: "N/A - exemption form on file" BEFORE the doc gets the form.
 

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No. I'm going to find a way to not hand in the form for dental and health exam too.<br><br>
Doesn't mean that my kids won't be getting a physical 12 months before school starts... maybe ... maybe not.<br><br>
But it's none of the schools business if my kids have been to the doctor or dentist before kindergarten.<br><br>
What a stupid thing anyway... just before kindergarten...no other school year. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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In California, the health check up and dental forms have an exemption right on the form. It has a spot that says something like "This exam conflicts with out philosophical/religious beliefs" and then you sign it.
 

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What a stupid thing anyway... just before kindergarten...no other school year. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:</div>
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Really? In my state you have to submit a health form for kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 7th, and 10th grade - and any time your kid is playing a sport, as well.<br><br>
And now that the Tdap booster is mandatory for sixth graders, I'm sure they'll be amending that.
 
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