Basic Health Guidelines


Please keep your child home if he/she shows signs of sore throat, undiagnosed rash, earache, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, the first few days of a cold or cough, (continuous runny nose or congestion)orjustnotfeelingwell. Yourchildmayreturn24hoursaftersymptomshave disappeared. (They must be well for 24 hours before returning to school!!)

If your child seems to be extremely tired or irritable, he/she may be in a contagious stage of illness and needs to be kept home. Any child with a fever of 100.0 or higher may not return to school until the fever has been normal for 24 hours. Children who are too tired or too sick to participate in school activities need to be picked up from school.

If a child is ill, a call will be made to the parent or guardian. If you are unable to pick your child up right away, please call a friend or relative to do so. If the parent or guardian cannot be reached, a call will be made to someone on your child’s emergency list. Your child may rest in the back room until someone arrives.

If your child has acquired a communicable disease (such as chicken pox, measles, conjunctivitis, head lice, pin worms, impetigo, etc.), please notify the school immediately. A notice will be posted describing the disease and forewarn other parents of possible exposure. Your child’s name will not be revealed. Your child may not return to school without a written OK from your pediatrician.

If your child must take medication while at school, please follow these procedures:
DO NOT send medication of any kind in your child’s lunchbox. Medicine is to be given directly to a teacher. She will place it in the refrigerator or on top of the refrigerator, out of the reach of the children.
ONLY prescription medication in it’s original container with label intact will be administered at school.
~ You will need to sign a form requesting us to administer the medication to your child. It will include your child’s name, the date, the type of medication, the time it is to be administered, the dosage and your signature.
Medication will not be administered if this form is not completed. (This form can be downloaded from our website or found at school on the bulletin board. Youcanalsorequestonefromthedirector).

If there is any special circumstance regarding your child’s health, please notify the school. Also, please notify the school when you are keeping your child home for illness or any other reason. Advising the school of your child’s symptoms can be very helpful should others come downwiththesameillness. Sickchildrenshouldbegivenadequatetimetorecoverbefore returning to school, not only for the well-being of your child, but in consideration of the other children and teachers as well.

If our staff determines that your child is ill, we cannot accept him/her into school until he/she has recovered. Please prepare for sick childcare if you are unable to stay home with your child.