Healthcare Guidelines

Feb 21, 2017 -- Posted by : admin

In the case of illness, we will contact a parent/emergency contact to pick up your child, to prevent transmission to other children and provide comfort for the child.

ARS understands it is difficult for a parent to miss work. We suggest that alternative arrangements be made in advance.

We will contact you to pick up your child for the following conditions:

  • temperature of 100.5 or more
  • temperature of 99.5-100.5 (in addition to symptoms such as rash, headache, cough, sore throat, abdominal pain)
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea/loose stools, inconsistent with usual bowel movements and not associated with antibiotic use
  • suspicious rash
  • purulent drainage from eyes/symptoms of pinkeye or other contagious eye infection
  • colored or copious nasal discharge (if transmission cannot be controlled)
  • symptoms requiring one-on-one care or causing severe discomfort
  • open or oozing wounds/infections

When returning your child to ARS or ARS-related events (including before/after school activities, clubs, sports) following an illness, please remember:

  • child must be free from symptoms such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea (without fever reducing medication) for a full 24-hour period prior to returning
  • a child prescribed an antibiotic must take it for 24 hours before returning
  • any contagious illness or communicable disease (such as measles or chickenpox) requires a doctor’s note, specifying the child is no longer contagious, prior to returning
  • child must be able to participate in ALL activities (including outdoor play) upon return to school. If your child is unable to go outdoors, A DOCTOR’S NOTE, including a limit to the time when the child must remain indoors, is required.

Prescription/Nonprescription Medication Administration: State law requires that a Medication Form be signed by a physician for any medicine administered at school (includes prescription and nonprescription medications/creams/medicated cough drops). The form must specify dosage and time to be administered. The medication must be in the original bottle, with correct pharmacy label. Administration of Medication Request Forms and ARS Medication Policy may be found on the ARS website under Parent Resources.


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