Illness

Please alert your teacher if your child has been ill or exposed to a contagious disease. Consult the Directors if your child needs a medication during school hours.

If your child falls ill at school we will notify you and ask you to pick him/her up as soon as possible. Here are the symptoms that will prompt such a phone call:

Fever of 100 degrees or more
Diarrhea or vomiting
Persistent cough 
Unexplained rash or blistering
Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
Head lice 
Symptoms consistent with chicken pox, impetigo, strep throat, or any other contagious disease

An ill child will be isolated from classmates and be made as comfortable as possible. Before returning to school, your child must be free of symptoms, including fever, for 24 hours. In some cases, we may require that you bring us a doctor’s note.

Allergies / Nut Free Environment
Please alert us to your child’s allergies. Open House is a nut-free and environment. Please do not bring anything containing nuts to school.

Head Lice
In cases of head lice, your child must be treated with a medicated shampoo. All dead eggs (nits) must be removed. All bedding and clothing at school and from home must be machine washed in hot water to prevent re-infestation. Before returning to the classroom your child will be examined. We have a “no nit” policy, which means that if any lice/nits are found your child will not be allowed to return to the classroom, no exceptions will be made.

Accidents and Medical Emergencies
If your child sustains a minor injury at school an Incident Report will be completed and a copy will be placed in your mail pouch. If your child has a medical emergency we will call you immediately. If you can’t be reached we will proceed as instructed on your child’s emergency medical release form. If necessary, we will contact your child’s physician and/or call an ambulance to take your child to the Long Island College Hospital.

Until you arrive, the Director will take responsibility for your child’s well being. The Director and many staff members are trained in CPR and First Aid. Keep us completely up to date with current work, home, and emergency contact phone numbers. If you know you will be at another number for just a day or part of a day, inform the front desk. Parents with complicated work schedules often fill out a monthly calendar of where they will be each day. If caregivers come from their own home to Open House we should have their number also. 

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