Sniffles, Coughs, Fevers and Stuff - Feeling Yucky
Updated September 2018
Any child that has a temperature of 100 degrees or higher must go home. Please keep your little one home if he/she has a fever. If your child has a fever that has been brought down by medication, he or she should still stay home until fever-free without medication. Thanks!
Please help us stay healthy by reminding your little one to sneeze/cough into the crook of the elbow (not into the hand) and to wash hands after using the restroom. We have hand sanitizer and a sink with soap and water right in the classroom to assist us in staying healthy.
If your child has a chronic illness such as asthma or allergies, it is critical to let the teacher and the office staff know. Medication for chronic illnesses is dispensed through the office and must be in it's original container and accompanied by a doctor's note indicating when the medication is to be given. Medication can only be given with a doctor's note. If your child's asthma prevents him/her from running in gym or playing outside during an episode of asthma, please have your physician write us a note about this.
The current CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL recommendation is that people remain at home until 24 hours after any fever is gone.
Coughs, sniffles and sneezes:
If your child feels well enough to attend school with a cold/cough etc. he/she may attend. Please work with your child on covering his nose and mouth with the crook of his/her elbow and with washing hands regularly. If your child needs cold or allergy medications, including cough drops, the medication must be kept in the office and must be accompanied by a doctor's note. No medication can be dispensed without a doctor's note.
If your little one has yuckiness coming out one end or the other (or both!) please keep him/her at home. Please. I'm begging you.
It is school and district policy that children who are well enough to attend school are well enough to play outside for recess when we go. Unless a child has a doctor's note, or a note on file about a chronic condition such as asthma, he/she will be going outside for recess...even if a parent requests that he/she stay in.