In order for children to attend the program, they must be well enough to participate. Please contact us if your child will be out sick at 530-343-2028, as some communicable diseases must be reported to other families. Below are our policies for sickness and illness:
Children may not attend if they have any of the following symptoms or illnesses:
- Diarrhea: Three or more episodes of diarrhea during the previous 24 hours, out until diarrhea resolves.
- Vomiting: Two or more episodes of vomiting during the previous 24 hours, out until vomiting resolves, or is determined to be due to conditions that are not communicable.
- Severe Coughing: Child gets red or blue in the face; child makes high-pitched croupy or whooping sound after he/she coughs. Child vomits from excessive coughing.
- Difficult or Rapid Breathing: This is especially important in an infant under six months old.
- Pink Eye: Tears, redness or eyelid lining, irritation, followed by swelling and discharge of pus. May return when condition is clear or with a doctor’s note.
- Infected Skin Patches: Crusty, bright yellow, dry or gummy areas of skin. Must remain covered at school.
- Fever – Must be fever free for 24 hours, without medication, before returning.
- Roseola Infantum (baby measles): May return after fever goes down and rash disappears.
- Chicken Pox: May return 7 days after the onset of the rash, and if all blisters are dry.
- Fifth Disease: May return when they no longer have a fever and rash is gone.
- Scabies: May return after 24 hours and after treatment of the rash and possible sources of reinfection. Ex. Clothes, bedding, etc.
- Measles: May return 5 days after appearance of rash.
- Mumps: May return 9 days after swelling begins.
- Pertussis: May return after 1 week of treatment with antibiotics.
- Strep Throat: May return after 2 days of antibiotic treatment and symptoms are no longer present.
- Scarlet Fever: May return when they are symptom free and released by their doctor, must have a Dr. note.
- Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease: May return after fever subsides and all sores disappear.
- Green or Excessive Mucus from Nose: May return when condition is clear. Green mucus is not caused by allergies.