Health forms are to be submitted within two weeks of registration date. Without a health form indicating dates of immunization, a child cannot attend school. A new form must be submitted every year upon the child's birthday, because by law, a child must have a complete physical annually. We are required to provide dental forms to you but it is your choice to return them to us.
Your child will be sent home if any unusual symptoms are observed at school. Notices will be sent home immediately, in case of exposure to a communicable disease. You are required to inform the school if your child will not be attending class, particularly if the child has a communicable disease.
ICNS has an insurance policy which covers your child for the time he/she attends nursery school. The teacher or “witness” fills out an accident report for any injury, however minor, that occurs during school time. Parents are either notified immediately or at dismissal time.
Each child has an emergency information card which is kept on the Director’s desk. If a parent cannot be reached, we will refer to the emergency names on the card. The parent needs to update us on any changes of address or emergency phone numbers. Please be sure to include an e-mail address as well.
Administering of Medicine:
If any medicine needs to be administered by a staff member to a child, a special form must be completed by the physician giving us the name of the medicine and the dosage. We also require that the parents provide a notarized note giving us permission to dispense the medicine.
By observing good health standards, you will be protecting your child and others in the program. We appreciate your cooperation and adherence to the policies regarding your child’s health.
Please keep your child home if there is any sign or symptom of any of the following:
* Signs of lethargy, crying, difficulty breathing and irritability
* Temperature of more than 98.6.
* Persistent, frequent cough that interferes with child’s activities
* Diarrhea or Vomiting
* Rash with fever or behavior change
* Chicken pox – 6 days after onset of rash or until lesions have dried. Rashes can develop up to 6 weeks after a child receives the vaccine. Rashes from vaccine disappear in a day or 2
* Strep throat/scarlet fever until 24 hours after treatment has been initiated
* Impetigo – until 24 hours after treatment has been initiated
* Ringworm (head, body, genitals or foot infection) until 24 hours after treatment has been initiated.
* Fifths disease or Coxsackie virus
* Scabies/head lice – allowed to return the morning after the child’s head is treated and clear of lice. A doctors note is also required for return.
* Mouth sores associated with an inability of the child to control his/her saliva
* Conjunctivitis – until 24 hours after treatment has been initiated
* Failure to comply with N.Y. State Immunization Laws
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