Illness Policy

Keeping children home when they are not quite well really makes a difference in halting the spread of germs through our school.

The following are state licensing and ELC regulations regarding ill children. Children must NOT be admitted to school if one or more of the following exists:

  1. The illness prevents the child from participating comfortably in activities (including outdoor activity).
  2. The child has any of the following:
    • Oral temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater, rectal temp. of 101.4 or greater, or armpit temp. of 99.4 or greater.
    • Symptoms and signs of possible illness such as lethargy, abnormal breathing, uncontrolled diarrhea, 2 or more vomiting episodes in 24 hours, rash with fever, mouth sores with drooling, behavior changes, or other signs that the child may be severely ill.

For a child who has been ill, they should be free of the above symptoms for 24 hours or longer before they return to school. If a child arrives at school ill, or becomes ill at school, he or she will be removed from the classroom. The child will be moved to the office and a parent will be called to pick up the child.