Exclusion Policy

Exclusion Policy

We ask that you help us keep all children and adults safe and healthy by not sending your child to school while they are ill. If your child cannot participate comfortably in activities, results in a need for care that is greater than our team can provide without compromising the heath and safety of other children, or is likely to spread harmful infection or disease to other children, we ask that you keep your child at home.

Symptoms that would require your child to stay home include:
*Fever of 100°F or higher taken under the arm, or 101°F taken orally.
*Diarrhea: runny, watery, or bloody stools.
*Vomiting: 2 or more times in a 24-hour period.
*Unusual body rash.
*Sore throat with fever and swollen glands.
*Severe coughing.
*Eyes that are red and have a discharge of thick mucus or pus draining from the eye.
*Yellowish skin or eyes.
*Unusual and extreme lethargy, irritability, persistent crying, difficulty breathing, or other signs of serious illness.

If your child exhibits one or more of these symptoms, they should stay home and return to school 24 hours after their temperature returns to normal, or symptoms disappear, unless otherwise advised by a physician. Providing the school nurse with a note from your child’s physician is always helpful in determining whether or not your child is ready to return to school.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for helping us to keep our classroom healthy and safe for all children and adults!