It's that time of year when it seems germs are more prevalent, and "stuff" is getting passed between students in school. To help kids remember to wash their hands, cover their cough, & how to prevent the spread of germs; we have reviewed Hand-washing and disease prevention practices with each classroom. Parents can reinforce these practices at home in the effort to keep everyone healthy this school year.
To assist the school staff in preventing disease outbreaks, please be specific when reporting a child's absence. When calling in, please include a description of the symptoms (fever, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, eye drainage, etc.). If your child has been diagnosed by a health care provider with an illness, please indicate that also (pink eye, strep throat, ringworm, head lice, influenza, etc.). Our office needs to track communicable diseases to observe trends and to hopefully prevent any outbreaks. We also need to alert other families with children in the same classroom if any child is diagnosed with a communicable disease.
With all the stomachaches and sniffles that come along with childhood, it can be hard to determine when to keep your child home from school. Here are some guidelines to help you make that call:
Remember to call the school office with any of the above conditions/diagnoses ASAP!
Please take a moment to add your family contact information to the ISLA School Directory. You will only be added if you fill out the quick survey. This is the only resource that families have to contact classmates for playdates, birthday parties and carpooling.
The deadline for submission is Wednesday, October 18th, 2017.