If your child becomes ill at school:
If your child becomes ill at school and has to leave due to illness, you will be required to do two things before they can be cleared to return to our environment.
- Take your child to the doctor AND bring a note from the doctor saying what date they are cleared to come back to school when they are no longer contagious to other children & adults.
- Bring the authorized prescriptive medication from the doctor with written instructions on the dose & duration, OR over the counter medication to make the non-contagious illness symptoms go away.
Reasons to keep your child home:
Please do not bring your child to school if they exhibit any of these symptoms. If you bring your child with these symptoms, they will be turned away at the front door, or called shortly there after, and you will be asked to keep your child home until the symptoms are no longer present.
- A Fever over 100.9F on the ear thermometer, under the arm, oral, or rectal (will need to see Dr to make sure child doesn’t have an ear infection or strep throat or other contagious flu/cold).
- Any type of Rash or questionable Bumps, and/or red Spots (need to go to Dr to determine which rash child has and proper quarantine time to prevent spread of infection).
- Green/Yellow/Brown Mucus coming out of the nose, mouth, or eyes (will need 24hrs of antibiotic for nose/mouth or 24hrs of antibiotic eye drops for conjunctivitis/pink eye drainage before return to school).
- Uncontrollable Coughing with or without Congestion (will need appropriate asthma meds or cough syrup to make the coughing stop).
- Loose stool or Diarrhea more than once in a day (will not be allowed back to school until they have gone 24hrs without diarrhea).
- Vomiting or stomach flu of any kind (will not be allowed back to school until they have gone 24hrs without vomiting).
If your child is sick, and you plan to stay home, please remember to call by 8am. Please remember these policies are set in place to PROTECT the overall health of all of the children and families in our school. If you bring your child to school sick you risk infecting not only the teachers that provide care for your child, but also the other children in our program, as well as their mother’s and father’s and siblings, possibly making them miss work and or school, birthday’s and other important social occasions. Thank you for keeping your sick child home.