Flus and Colds.
Flus and colds tend to spread quickly in schools, a fact parents can help prevent by keeping children at home if they have a fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and/or they have mucus drainage that is yellow or green in color. Because the school has no facilities for other than routine first aid, a child who arrives at school ill or who becomes ill during the school day must be sent home. Parent(s) will be notified and the child will be made as comfortable as possible under the circumstances until the parent arrives to transport him/her home. If parents cannot be reached, the school will attempt to contact the person(s) whom parents have listed to contact in case of an emergency.
Children cannot attend school if they have a contagious disease, such as chicken pox, head lice, measles or “pinkeye.” When a child has been absent because of a contagious disease, his/her return to school is contingent upon a note signed by the child’s physician, which indicates that the illness is no longer contagious and that the child is well enough to attend school.
The school does not have nursing or other medical staff on site and is not equipped to manage cases of chronic disease that may require such attention. Consequently, children with chronic diseases will be evaluated for enrollment on a case-by-case basis.