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Sick Policy/Care of Sick Child: 

 

Your child may not attend if he/she has the following symptoms:



1.           Vomiting

2.           Diarrhea

3.           Sore throat

4.           Fever - Defined as having a temperature of 100° F or higher taken under the arm, 101°F taken orally or 102°F taken rectally.

5.           Cold symptoms that interfere with activities.

Your child may not return to school until they have been symptom free for 24 hours unless accompanied by a doctor’s note.

If your child has been out because of the following conditions, he/she may not return unless we have documentation that the child has been treated and is no longer contagious.

1.          Ringworm

2.          Head Lice

3.          Scabies

4.          Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

5.          Impetigo

6.          Other undiagnosed rashes

When a child becomes sick at school, the family is contacted and is required to pick up the child within a timely manner.  The sick child is then brought to the nurses’ room to wait with a staff member until he/she is picked up.   Sick children are not allowed to remain at Bright Beginnings.

Parents are required to supply two emergency names and numbers of people who can be contacted to pick up their child if a parent is unable to do so.

If a parent is contacted, every effort must be made to pick up your child.  For your child’s protection, he/she will be released only to individuals you specified in writing.  While your child is waiting to be picked up we will keep the child isolated and as comfortable as possible (but always in the view of a staff member).  If necessary, we will contact the child’s physician.

If a student is sick with an illness such as a common cold or cough, but does not require exclusion, the staff will make sure the student is comfortable while participating in class activities, and ensure the student is engaging in proper hygiene and hand washing procedures.  In the event the student expresses discomfort, the staff will contact the BBC Nurse and the child’s caregiver.