posted Dec 9, 2015, 7:10 AM by Kathi Hurd
We would like to keep everyone healthy and fit for a fun preschool day. Sometimes that is hard to do if your little one is sick or if they are coming down with something, let it be a cold, a flu, or a stomach bug. The following Required Absence & Return to School Guidelines are in place at the preschool so that we can keep all those pesky bugs away from everyone else.
Fever of 100 degrees or more within the past 24 hours. Your child should be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school. (If your child has a temperature of 100.1 at 2pm, he should stay home the next day, even if he doesn't have a temperature in the morning)
Vomiting/diarrhea within the past 24 hours with associated illness, (due to a stomach bug, fever, viral infection)
An upper respiratory illness with significant coughing or nasal discharge
Pain that requires narcotic medication
An oozing rash or skin condition not diagnosed by a physician
A communicable disease, for example:
Strep infection – Students must receive 24 hours of antibiotic therapy and be fever free for the preceding 24 hours before returning to school. (Little X started his antibiotic at 2pm after he came back from the doctor, he should not attend school the next day)
Impetigo - can come to school after 24 hours of local therapy.
Chicken Pox – Students must remain home seven days after the appearance of the last eruption. All chicken pox must have crusted over before returning to school.
If you have a question or you are not sure what to do, please call the school nurse at any time. The direct phone number for the preschool nurse is 978-491-6620 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.