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​​​​​    "Where Learning Through Play is Serious Business"​​​

Community Preschool    

301 Chestnut St., Roselle Park, NJ     

Telephone: 908.245.8651 

Director@RPCommunityPreschool.com

 est. 1965 



                       WHEN MUST MY CHILD STAY HOME?

                       WHEN CAN THEY COME BACK TO SCHOOL?

   

   Sick Child Policy : Under no circumstances may a parent bring a sick child to school, if the child shows         any signs of illness (see list below), or is unable to participate in the normal routine and program. Sick       children will expose all children and staff members who they come in contact with. These people can in       turn expose the other children. Sick children want care from their parents in the comfort of their own           homes. If other children become ill due to exposure to your sick child, either because they returned to         before full recovery or because they were not picked up promptly upon notice of becoming ill, other             parents will be unnecessarily inconvenienced. Because this is disruptive to other children and their             families, your cooperation on this issue is extremely important.

   Every effort is taken to reduce the spread of illness by encouraging hand washing and other sanitary

   practices. If your child is unable to participate in the normal activities of the day, including being able to     play outside, then your child must stay home.


​   Fever:Children will be sent home if their temperature is 100.0 or higher and must stay home the next

              day for observation. Children must be free of fever (any temperature above 98.6 degrees) for at

              least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. The same policy applies if your child

              develops a fever at home. They must be fever free (any temperature above 98.6 degrees) for at

              least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.


   Rash: Any rash other than a common diaper rash or skin irritation will require that child to be sent home

             for an evaluation and diagnosis from their doctor in writing of exactly what it is. They may return

             to school based on that written doctor’s evaluation, and clearance that it is not contagious.

 
   Conjunctivitis (pink eye): Children will be sent home if there appears to be an unusual amount of

              discharge from or irritation to their eye(s) and must stay home the next day for observation.

              Before returning to school they will need an evaluation and diagnosis from their doctor in writing

              of exactly what it is.


                     If the diagnosis is BACTERIAL CONJUNCTIVITIS children must have received at least 24 hours

                     of treatment.
                     If the diagnosis is VIRAL CONJUNCTIVITIS your child may return AS LONG AS THERE IS NO

                     DISCHARGE.
              If in fact they do not have “pink eye” we need a doctor’s note with a diagnosis and a clearance

              that it is not contagious.


  Thick White, Green or Yellow Discharge: Children will be sent home if they appear to have any thick

              white, green or yellow discharge. This is often indicative of an infection and they must stay home

              the next day for observation. Before returning to school they will need an evaluation and

              diagnosis from their doctor in writing and at least 24 hours of treatment. If in fact they do not

              have an infection we need a doctor’s note with a diagnosis of exactly what it is with a clearance

              that it is nothing contagious. The Department of Health and most doctors are of the opinion that

              once on antibiotics for 24 hours, the discharge is no longer contagious even though it may persist

              for up to two weeks.


   Diarrhea: Children will be sent home if they have two or more loose bowel movements in one day and

               must stay home the next day for observation. Before returning to school (after the day of

               observation) children must be free from diarrhea for 24 hours with at least 1 regular bowel

               movement. If your child has one or more loose bowel movements on their first day back they will

               again be sent home.


   Vomiting: Children will be sent home if they vomit and must stay home the next day for observation.

             Before returning to school (after the day of observation) children must be symptom free with no

             vomiting for at least 24 hours.


   Persistent Hacking Cough: Children will be sent home if they have a persistent hacking cough and must

             stay home the next day for observation. Before returning to school they will need an evaluation

             and diagnosis from their doctor in writing and at least 24 hours of treatment. If in fact they do not

             require any treatment we need a doctor’s note with a diagnosis of exactly what it is with a

             clearance that it is not contagious.


   Lice: Children will not be readmitted until 24 hours after treatment and must be nit free. 


                                 THE COMPLETE SICK CHILD POLICY MAY BE FOUND HERE







      To report your sick child, please email the office at rpcpsoffice@gmail.com or contact your

      child's teacher via their Class Dojo. You may also leave us a message at 908-245-8651