A child with obvious symptoms of illness, including fever, uncomfortable cough, vomiting, or diarrhea will not be accepted for school care. Any child not able to be outside is generally not well enough to be at school. However, extenuating circumstances will be accommodated by the staff for students with asthma or other chronic conditions if appropriate. When a child becomes ill during the day, parents will be notified immediately to come for the child as soon as possible.
We encourage you to keep your child out of school for 24 to 48 hours after a fever breaks and until the obvious symptoms mentioned above have resolved. Additional health and safety guidelines and policies may be implemented as necessary to ensure the health and safety of the students and staff.
All children and staff will wash their hands upon arriving in the morning and throughout the day. All students line up to wash hands before all snacks and lunch, as well. When teachers and children follow proper hand washing procedures, the health and well-being of our school community is greatly enhanced.
Teachers conduct a daily health check upon arrival and will not admit a child if symptoms of illness are present.
There may be times when all students will be asked to wear a mask if a highly contagious illness is present in the classroom. If there are signs of a student showing sickness, he/she must be isolated in an area not used by the other children and will also be asked to wear a mask or shield to protect the other students and staff.
Being outdoors aids children's physical well-being as well as helps them improve their emotional and intellectual health! The benefits of outdoor play for a child's development are substantial, in both early childhood and the school-age years. Playing outside can directly impact a child’s ability to fight off illness.