We need your help with fighting sickness and germs going around our school. This is the time of the year when sicknesses start popping up and getting spread through entire classrooms! We understand sometimes symptoms don't present themselves until your child has been sent to school, however we have more and more students coming to school when they are obviously not feeling well. We don't like sending children home sick, however we are trying to prevent infecting their classmates as well. Below you will find our illness policy as outlined in our handbook. In addition to a fever if a student vomits more than once or has diarrhea they will be sent home.
We request that your child remain at home if he/she is feeling ill, has an unusual rash or diarrhea, is experiencing pain or tiredness that prohibits them from participating in a normal school day. If a child has an axillary temperature of 100.5 the parent will be asked to take the child home. If a fever occurs suddenly, the temperature will be rechecked after a 30- minute rest period. If the fever is still present, the parent will be asked to take the child home. If your child contracts a contagious childhood disease, please let us know so that we may communicate the outbreak to our other families. Please notify the preschool by phone if your child will be absent. Otherwise after 2 consecutive absences, the teacher will contact the family as to the health of their child. If a child becomes ill while at school they will be brought to the office area until the family arrives to take the child home. Presentation ECC is not a sick child care program. Sick children may not return to school until they have been symptom free and on medication for at least 24/48 hours. If you have a question about whether your child may attend or return to school with regards to sickness it is encouraged to contact Presentation ECC office staff before bringing your child to the center.