EXCLUSION FOR ILLNESS PROCEDURE
This policy has been adopted from the Center for Disease Control and is used by several public school systems, including Meriden & Wallingford. Children become sick quickly, and infections spread easily among children. With this in mind, please look for any symptoms as outlined below, that would require your child to remain home for a day or to be removed from the school setting. When in doubt, we encourage you to keep your child home rather than risk infecting the entire school. This will aid in preventing an outbreak of illness among the children and staff at KGLC.
Below are symptoms requiring your child to remain at home or be removed from the center. If your child becomes ill at school, he/she must miss (at least) the next day. A physician’s note does not allow a child’s early return for ANY of these conditions.
Fever is defined as having a temperature of 100F or higher, taken in the ear or under the arm or 101F or higher taken orally. The child MUST be FEVER FREE without the use of medication for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school.
Runny, watery, or bloody stools. Child must be removed from center following THIRD OCCURRENCE and must remain home for at least 24 hours following LAST OCCURRENCE.
Body Rash with Fever
Body rashes in children can be common. However, if the rash is accompanied by a fever, the child should remain home until the rash is diagnosed or resolved.
Weeping, pus-filled or draining pimples or sores that cannot be covered. Child must be seen by a physician. Child must remain home at least 24 hours after first medication has been administered and/or the sores have crusted over.
Child must be removed from center following FIRST OCCURRENCE and must remain home for at least 24 hours following LAST OCCURRENCE.
Thick mucous or pus draining from eyes, or “Pink Eye”. Child must remain home for 24 hours after first medication has been administered.
Yellowish Skin or Eyes
A typical sign of severe infection. (Jaundice) Child must be seen by a physician before allowed to return to school.
If the child is irritable, continuously crying or requires more attention than the teacher can provide without hurting the health and safety of the other children in the classroom
Children experience extreme pain with earaches and should remain home. Children should be free from pain without medication and able to participate at school before they return.
Children experience runny noses frequently during the winter and spring months. However, if your child has a thick yellow or green discharge, or requires frequent or constant wiping of the discharge, the child should remain home.
When a case of lice is identified, the student will be sent home where he/she should be treated and ALL of the nits removed. For a student to return to the classroom, the parent will need to sign a form stating that the student has received proper treatment for lice and agree to retreat the child in seven days.
Any Communicable Disease
Should the child contract a communicable disease, the center must be notified immediately to properly warn the staff and other parents. The child MUST remain home at least 24 hours or until the child is no longer contagious.