If a child becomes ill or the parent notices any of the following symptoms, the child will be restricted from school and before and after care:
- Excessive or colored nasal discharge
- Severe Cough
- Unusual yellow color to skin or eyes
- Difficult breathing or wheezing
- Complaints or severe pain
- Head Lice (protocol available in the school office)
- Skin or eye lesion or rash that is severe, weeping or filled with pus
If a child is sick or too tired to participate in fully class activities, we will contact the family and ask
that the child be taken home. For this reason, families need to have a contingency plan for early pickups.
A child who shows signs of illness, as defined above will be isolated and the family will be notified to take the child home as soon as possible. The child will be located where they can be seen and heard by staff and provided a comfortable space to wait.
Children must stay home for 24 hours after fever has subsided.
Childswork must report communicable disease to the health department.
Please keep your child’s Health, Immunization and Emergency forms current.
All medication including aspirin, cough syrup, etc. may be given to a child only under the following
The child is well enough to be at school and participate fully in their entire schedule.
The parent has filled out the Procedures for Administering Medication Form located in the school office.
The medication is in the original container, labeled with the child's name and handed directly to the school office to be placed in a locked cabinet.
We cannot dispense medication that needs to be refrigerated because we do not have a locked refrigerator.
Childswork cannot have school provided medication on hand for dispensing (ie: Benedril, Asprin, Neosporan, etc.)
All medication will be kept in the school office. Rare exceptions can be made if the medication needed for a illness/allergy is of a life threatening nature.
In the case of an emergency (ex. fire, earthquake etc.), children will be escorted out of the building to
a designated meeting place. The emergency meeting is posted by the main door and in or near each
classroom. Please make a note of it. Teachers will carry with them the children’s health and
emergency forms and will use the contact information on these to call families for early pick up.
Families or designated alternatives must be available by phone at all times in case of illness or
Please keep phone numbers and contact persons current on your child’s Health and Emergency form. There are update forms available in the office.
Families will be notified within 24 hours of injuries or accidents.