Every child attending Juanita Bay Montessori must be current on all immunizations. Parents must provide a completed Certificate of Immunization Status form to the school before the child may attend school.
If a parent has already returned the Certificate of Immunization Status form and the child is due for an immunization before attendance or any time during the child’s attendance, the parent is responsible for updating the Certificate of Immunization Status form.
A child may be exempt from a specific immunization if he or she is prevented from receiving the immunization due to a medical condition. That medical condition must be one that is recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act. A letter of explanation from the child’s physician is required detailing the medical necessity for the exclusion from the specific immunization.
If your child is not feeling well, please keep him or her at home. Please report severe or communicable diseases to the school, as we are required to report these to the Health Department.
If your child gets sick at school and it becomes necessary to send him or her home, the parent will be contacted. If the parent cannot be contacted, the emergency contact person will be notified. It is important that someone on the child’s enrollment form can be contacted when the child is in care. Every attempt will be made to ascertain that the severity of the illness warrants a call to the parents before notification is made.
The following is a guide for when a child should be kept home:
- Colds: If your child feels lousy, has a persistent cough or his or her nose is very full or secretions are yellow.
- Strep Throat: From one day before children are sick, until 24 hours after they have started antibiotics, the disease is contagious.
- Chicken Pox: Until all lesions are crusted over, about seven to ten days. Children are most contagious a day before a rash appears.
- Stomach Flu: Generally for as long as the child has diarrhea or fever and for 24 hours after vomiting.
- Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye): If the infection is bacterial, from the time the child’s eyes are red and oozy until 24 hours after he or she starts antibiotics. Viral conjunctivitis is contagious for five to seven days.
- Fever: 101 degrees or higher.
- Lice or Nits: Children with headline or nits should be kept home until there is not evidence of either in the child’s hair.
If your child is too ill to participate in all the usual school activities including outdoor play, then he or she is too ill to be at school. Parents will be notified if their child has come into contact with a communicable disease at school.
A blood borne pathogen plan is available for parents to review.
If your child is injured or suffers a minor medical problem while at school, first aid or care will be provided as needed, and then the parent will be contacted if any additional care is needed or if the child needs to go home. An accident or illness form will be filled out if your child suffers an injury at school or becomes ill while in care.
Life Threatening Emergencies:
An immediate call to 911 will be made if your child faces a life-threatening emergency. An individual trained in First Aid and Child CPR will always be on the premises. The parents will then be immediately contacted. If for some reason the parents cannot be contacted, the person listed on the enrollment application as the emergency contact will then be called. Each child should have on file a signed Medical/Surgical Consent form.
No medications will be given to children without a written request signed by the parent or physician. All medications must be supplied by the parent and must be in their original, labeled container with the child’s name printed on it.
There is a strict no smoking policy on Juanita Bay Montessori property, as well as within the view of the children.