Health Awareness Notification

With the start of the new school year, we would like all of our families to know that Little Oak Preschool will continue to stringently implement our health and safety procedures for all teachers, staff and students. All teachers will continue to promote thorough hand washing and continue observing students for signs of illness. We are also diligent about keeping our classrooms clean and continue to have our nightly janitor clean and sanitize all classrooms, bathrooms and office.  

We do ask all parents who think that their child may be ill to keep them at home until symptoms have passed.  The CDC has posted on their website a list of ways to protect yourself and your family from illness. Please read below for these recommendations, and click here for additional information and resources.

What You Can Do to Stay Healthy

There are everyday actions people can take to stay healthy:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people. Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people. If you get sick, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

From the Little Oak Preschool Parent Handbook:

Little Oak Illness Policy (when your child needs to be at home):

In order for us to maintain a healthy environment for your child, we ask that you adhere to the following guidelines. We know children who are ill do not enjoy being at school and risk endangering the health of other children. We ask that you keep your child home from school when they have:

  • A fever of 100 degrees or above: Fever needs to have subsided for 24 hours before a child can return to school
  • Diarrhea or vomiting: Child may return to school after symptoms have ceased for 24 hours
  • Nasal discharge that is yellow/green
  • An undiagnosed eye discharge
  • An undiagnosed skin rash
  • Head lice and nits
  • Severe or persistent cough
  • Pain

Also, please know that we will ask that your child be picked up if he/she is not able to fully participate in our program. If your child is picked up from school for any of the above stated reasons, he/she cannot return to school the same day. Children who express discomfort, are not feeling well or fall asleep during school will be more comfortable at home.

Please stop by our office if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you.

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