Health Guideline and Policy

HEALTH / MEDICATIONS

If your child is ill, do not send him/her to school. This is for your child's safety as well as the safety of the rest of the children and staff. Your child must be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school. If your child is on antibiotics, he/she may return after being on medication for a full 24 hours.

If your child is suffering from any communicable disease, such as cold/cough or chicken pox, inform the Class Teacher / Principal immediately. When the child is not well and comfortable he/she should be instructed to stay at home. Children, who become ill, will be sent home. Parents will be called to pick up the child.

Any child absent from the campus with a contagious disease will not be allowed in class without a signed statement from a physician indicating that the child is no longer suffering with contagious disease.

HEALTH POLICY GUIDELINES

Please keep your child at home if these symptoms or conditions occur :

- Body temperature of over 100 degrees in the past 24 hours. Exceptions may be an elevated temperature after immunization or prolonged physical activity.

- Severe cold with a temperature elevation, sneezing, or nose drainage.

- Diarrhoea liquid stool in the last 12 hours.

- Continued, unexplained vomiting.

- Rashes you cannot identify or a physician has not diagnosed.

- Ear or throat infections diagnosed by a physician. If the child is being given an antibiotic, he or she should not return to school until the  edication has been given for at least 24 hours.

- It is important that you let us know if your child has been exposed to a contagious disease. Some of these are: Measles, Conjunctivitis, Chicken Pox, Mumps, Head Lice.

You know your child. If he/she is acting differently, check him/her carefully before sending the child to school. If you have any doubt, call your doctor for advice. Children exhibiting symptoms of illness will be sent home. By helping us to observe good health standards, you will be protecting your child and others in the school.