Olivet Academy Illness Policy

Dear parents,

Children should STAY HOME when they show any of the following symptoms:

Fever: Fever is defined as having a temperature of 100°F or higher taken under the arm, 101°F taken orally (a child needs to be fever free for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school, that means the child is fever free without the aid of Tylenol®, or any other fever reducing substance.)

Fever AND sore throat, rash, vomiting, diarrhea, earache, inflamed eyes, upset stomach, chicken pox, impetigo, irritability, or confusion.

Diarrhea: runny, watery, bloody stools, or 2 or more loose stools within last 4 hours.

Vomiting: 2 or more times in a 24 hour period. Note: please do not bring your child if they have vomited in the night.

Breathing trouble, sore throat, swollen glands, loss of voice, hacking or continuous coughing.

Frequent scratching of body or scalp, lice, rash, or any other spots that resemble childhood diseases, including ringworm.

Child is irritable, continuously crying, or requires more attention than we can provide without hurting the health, safety or well-being of the other children in our care.

Other symptoms include earache, inflamed eyes, upset stomach,

No child with any of these symptoms can be admitted to classes. Any child experiencing fever or diarrhea should not return to class until free from symptoms for 24 hours. Any child recovering from a serious communicable disease shall be readmitted only with a certificate of release from the child’s physician or health clinic. If a physician has not been consulted, the child may not return to school until the time period has elapsed as recommended by the New York State Health Department.

When a child becomes ill or injured while at school, he or she will be separated from other students under staff supervision until arrangements can be made for prompt pick up. The school will provide simple first aid, but cannot administer any non-prescription medication. A completed Emergency Medical Consent card will remain on file at all times.