Health Care Policy
In an effort to protect all children from contagious illness, IC Imagine follows these health care policies:
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:
- Temporal temperature of 100.4 degrees or more.
- One or more episodes of vomiting during the course of the school day.
- Diarrhea or loose stools, inconsistent with usual bowel movements and not associated with antibiotic use.
- Any suspicious rash.
- Purulent drainage from eyes (Pink eye or other contagious eye infection).
- Colored nasal discharge (if transmission cannot be controlled).
- Any symptoms requiring one-on-one care and/or causing severe discomfort.
- Any symptoms accompanied by open, oozing, bacterial infections and/or severe or bloody diarrhea.
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 aspirin or other fever-reducing medications to mask symptoms.
- Any child prescribed an antibiotic must take it for 24 hours before returning to school.
- Any contagious illness (such as measles or chickenpox) requires a doctor’s note, specifying that the child is no longer contagious, prior to 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 will 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.
We are following the recommendation of the Center for Disease Control, The American Association of Pediatrics, National Association of School Nurses and the Division of Infectious Disease and Epidemiology.
In the event a live lice case is discovered outside of school, please treat your child and inform the school so we can share the information with our school community in order to take proactive detection measures.
In the event a live lice case is discovered during the school day, we will call and inform the parent/guardian. The child must be treated before they can return to school and the school community will be informed in order to take proactive detection measures.
Administering Medicine at School
In order for us to give over the counter medication to any student we have an up to date Over the Counter Authorization Form.