Sick Child Policy

Please do not bring a sick child to school, if the child shows any signs of illness (see below: SYMPTOMS REQUIRING REMOVING OF CHILD FROM SCHOOL), or is unable to participate in the normal routine and regular school day. Sick children may expose children and staff members who they come in contact with. Because this is disruptive to other children and their families, your cooperation on this issue is extremely important.

In the event a child becomes ill and needs to be picked up, the parent(s) will be called and are expected to come pick the child up within 30 minutes. If the parent(s) cannot be reached, or have not arrived within an hour, the emergency contact person will be called and asked to come pick the child up. 


  • Fever: Fever is defined as having a temperature of 100°F or higher taken under the arm, 101°F taken orally NOTE: A child needs to be fever free for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school, that means the child is fever free without the aid of Tylenol®, or any other fever reducing substance.
  • Fever AND sore throat, rash, vomiting, diarrhea, earache, irritability, or confusion.
  • Diarrhea: runny, watery, bloody stools, or 2 or more loose stools within last 4 hours.
  • Vomiting: 2 or more times in a 24-hour period. NOTE: A child may not come to school within 24 hours of vomiting
  • Breathing trouble, sore throat, swollen glands, loss of voice, and hacking or continuous coughing.
  • Frequent scratching of body or scalp, lice, rash, or any other spots that resemble childhood diseases, including ringworm.
  • Child is irritable, continuously crying, or requires more attention than we can provide without hurting the health, safety or well-being of the other children in our care.