Contagious diseases such as chicken pox, pink eye and 5ths disease should be kept home for obvious reasons. A child with a rash that cannot be readily explained should stay at home until his/her physician has been consulted.
Preschoolers and kindergarteners pass on all kinds of germs even though we do our best to keep the environment clean and germ free. These are the years that children learn to share… and unfortunately, this includes germs!
If you aren't sure if you should send your child to school, please remember that a child who is not feeling great will likely not have a successful day at school. Here's our motto:
If in doubt, keep them out!
***Covid-19 Additions*** During this Covid-19 pandemic, we will be taking extra precautions to help keep our students and staff safe. Your child may not attend school if he is showing any symptoms of Covid-19 or has been exposed to anyone with a confirmed case within the last 14 days. See more about our Covid-19 plans here. We follow the CDC guidelines for calculating when a child may return to school following a confirmed case or exposure to Covid-19. You can find those guidelines on the CDC website here.
It is our school policy that a child should stay home from school if he/she has thrown up, had a fever OR has had diarrhea in the last 24 hours. If your child is at the end of a cold and his runny nose is clear, or if he has symptoms that you know are from allergies, it is OK to bring him. (We will help teach him how to blow his nose!) If the runny nose is not clear (opaque), he should stay home. A mild cough is OK, but consider that sometimes a cough can cause a child not to sleep well and he may be too tired to function well.
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