Please do not send your child to school if he or she has exhibited any signs of illness or communicable diseases within the prior 24 hours. He or she will need to be symptom-free and fever-free without the use of any fever-reducing medications for 24 hours. If your child becomes ill while at school, we will notify you as soon as possible and you will need to pick up your child (or make arrangements to have him or her picked up) as soon as possible.
In order for our staff to administer medicine of any kind (prescription or non-prescription) we need a physician’s note along with a note from you giving us proper instructions. Medications must be stored in the original containers with the labels still on, including prescription labels, and marked with the students name. We cannot administer items without these labels.
In the event of an emergency or accident, all efforts will be made to contact you immediately. If we are unable to reach you or your emergency contacts, an ambulance will be summoned if we deem it necessary.
Policy on the Management of Communicable Diseases
(required by N.J. Dept. of Human Services, Division of Youth and Family Services)
If a child exhibits any of the following symptoms, he or she should not attend school. If such symptoms occur at school, the child will be separated from the other children and you will be called to take him or her home.
- Severe pain or discomfort
- Acute diarrhea
- Episodes of acute vomiting
- Red eyes with discharge
- Elevated oral temperature of 101.5 F*
- Swollen joints
- Sore throat or severe coughing
- Yellow eyes or jaundice skin
- Infected, untreated skin patches
- Stiff Neck
- Difficult or rapid breathing
- Blood in urine
- Visibly enlarged lymph nodes
- Nasal discharge that is unclear
- Skin lesions that are weeping or bleeding
- Skin rashes lasting longer than 24 hours
Once the student is free from symptoms (*with an elevated temperature the child must be fever symptom-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications) or has a physician’s note stating that he or she no longer poses a serious health risk to himself/herself or others, he or she may return to school.
Excludable Communicable Diseases
If your child contracts any of the following diseases, please report it to us immediately. The child may not return to school without a physician’s note stating that the child presents no risk to him/ herself or others.
* indicates a “reportable disease”
We will notify you in writing if your child is exposed to a communicable illness.
Per NJ childcare regulations, smoking is not permitted in the Wee Scholars Academy building, playground, parking lots, or grounds.