In an effort to protect all children from contagious illness, IC IMAGINE adheres to the following health care guidelines:
In case of illness, we will contact the parent/or designated emergency contact family member to pick up the child from school (within 1½ hours) both to prevent transmission to the other children and to provide comfort for the child. Your child must be kept home for 24 hours (without symptoms) before returning to school. In case of contagious illness (or suspected contagious illness), a doctor’s note will be required prior to your child returning to school. IC Imagine understands that it is difficult for a parent to leave or miss work; therefore, it is suggested that alternative arrangements be made in advance. The following conditions will result in you being contacted to pick up your child:
Temperature of 100.4 degrees or more.
One or more episodes of vomiting during the course of the school day.
Three or more episodes of loose or watery stools, inconsistent with usual bowel movements.
Any symptoms requiring one-on-one care and/or causing severe discomfort.
When returning your child to IC Imagine after an illness, please remember:
A child must be free from symptoms such as fever, vomiting, and diarrhea for a full 24-hour period prior to returning to school. Please do not give your child Tylenol or other fever-reducing medications to mask symptoms.
Any child prescribed an antibiotic must take it for 24 hours before returning to school.
A child must be able to participate in ALL activities (including outdoor activities) upon returning to school. Children in Kindergarten through 5th Grade go outside everyday (weather permitting). If your child is unable to go outdoors, a doctor’s note, including a limit to the time when the child must remain indoors, is required.
Exciting news! Our school is participating in Kinsa’s FLUency™ school health program. I have a limited number of free smart thermometers to distribute to families. You can click here to learn more about this program.
If you are interested please complete the request form.
Thermometers will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis in the order that requests are received. If your child is in lower school, thermometers will be distributed weekly to classroom teachers. If you have a middle or upper school student please instruct them to stop by the front desk to collect their thermometer after you have completed the request.
Please only complete one request form per family.
Information about flu and flu vaccines:
Flu guide for parents Flyer – CDC
Where to get a flu vaccine: https://www.vaccines.gov/find-vaccines/