Children do not learn best when they are sick and often need to be home to rest and get better. For the sake of all of the children at the school, we are asking that you keep your child home if they are sick. A child is considered sick when demonstrating any of the following symptoms:
  • Temperature of at least one hundred and one degrees Fahrenheit (one hundred degrees Fahrenheit if taken axillary) when in combination with any other sign or symptom of illness. * Children may not return to school unless they have been fever-free for 24 hours (without the aid of medication).  If returning to school before that a doctor’s note is required.
  • Diarrhea (three or more abnormally, unexpectedly or unexplained loose stools within a twenty-four hour period).
  • Severe coughing, causing the child to become red or blue in the face or to make a whooping sound. · Difficult or rapid breathing.
  • Yellowish skin or eyes.
  • Redness of the eye or eyelid, thick and purulent (pus) eye discharge, matted eyelashes, burning, itching or eye pain.
  • Untreated infected skin patches, unusual spots or rashes.
  • Unusually dark urine and /or gray or white stool.
  • Stiff neck with elevated temperature.
  • Evidence of untreated lice, scabies, or other parasitic infestations.
  • Sore throat or difficulty in swallowing.
  • Vomiting more than one time or when accompanied by any other sign or symptom

of illness. When caring for sick children, we will:

  • Isolate the sick child away from other children, but within sight or hearing at all times.
  • Provide the sick child with a cot and make them comfortable.
  • Notify the child’s parent(s) immediately if the child’s condition worsens.
  • Launder bedding and wash toys used by the sick child before use by another child pursuant to rule 5101:2-12-13 of the Administrative Code.
  • Sanitize the thermometer after each use.

In the event that your child becomes ill while in school or any of the above mentioned should occur we will remove your child from the classroom and put him/her in the preschool office on a cot with a staff member, while we call you or your emergency contacts to come get him/her. It is VERY important that we have updated information at all times. If we cannot reach you, your child will stay in the office with a staff member until you arrive. If your child is exposed to a communicable disease while in school you will receive an email informing you of the problem and precautions taken. If immediate medical attention is needed, we will obtain medical care for your child.