Health Policy

slc-health-policyA complete medical examination report must be filed with the school on or before the first day of school, as required by the State of Illinois. A TB test and a lead screening are required by the State of Illinois, as indicated by your physician.

Please check your child every morning for any signs and symptoms of illness and use careful judgement in sending your child to school. In this way, the spread of colds and other infections can be kept to a minimum. Be aware that particularly if this is your child’s first school experience, more sore throats, colds, etc. can be expected.

All children are required to wash their hands with soap and water when they enter the classroom each day. Please assist them to the bathroom to accomplish this task.

24 HOUR WELLNESS POLICY: Please help us maintain our 24 hour wellness policy. Children with flu or cold type symptoms — runny nose, excessive coughing, fever, nausea or diarrhea — must be symptom free for 24 hours prior to returning to school.

If head lice is discovered at school, parents will be contacted to take child home. Children may return to school once they have been medically treated and are free of nits. Notices will be distributed to inform parents.

If a child’s activity level is not typical of his or her normal participation, a parent or authorized person will be called. The Director, in consultation with your teachers, reserves the right to decide that a child is not well enough to be in the classroom.

If your child contracts a contagious disease, for example, chicken pox or strep throat, the school should be notified immediately so other parents can be notified to take proper precautions.

Please call the school if your child is going to be absent.

Help us and your child by informing the teachers of family or health changes during the year: births, family deaths, allergies, hearing problems and so on.