teachers, do not do so in the child’s presence or through a note, your child can read. Deal directly with your child’s teacher. - Help your child understand that you support the school rules, regulations, and the consequences for breaking these rules and regulations. Illness Children are susceptible to illnesses and, therefore, it is necessary to enforce the following: - All children must have a current medical form on file, and immunizations must be current in order for your child to begin school. - EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2000, CHILDREN ATTENDING A CHILD-CARE FACILITY AGES ONE YEAR OR OLDER ARE REQUIRED TO BE VACCINATED AGAINST VARICELLA (CHICKEN POX) OR MUST PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION OF PREVIOUS VARICELLA ILLNESS. - THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY & PROTECTIVE SERVICES NO LONGER REQUIRES PROOF OF TUBERCULOSIS (tb) TESTING. - Emergency forms must be updated annually before each school year. - Those with a communicable disease, such as strep, pink eye, and impetigo, must be on an antibiotic for 24 hours before returning to school. - Contagious viruses, such as chicken pox, Fifth’s Disease, HFMD (Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease) must be reported to the office immediately. Notes are sent home to members of the student’s class informing parents of the exposure. Admittance back to school will not be allowed until the child is no longer contagious as determined by a pediatrician. When is my child too sick to come to school? Please keep your child at home if there are warning signs of a COVID, cold or other illness like lethargy, irritability, or breathing problems. Infectious symptoms or illness that prevent the child from participating comfortably in school activities, or which result in a greater need for care than the staff can provide without compromising the health and safety of other children. o Children must be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school. Fever is 100 degrees or above. The school requires a doctor’s note or a negative COVID-19 test. o Your child may be ill without running a fever. The school reserves the right to require a doctor’s note and/or a negative COVID-19 test prior to returning to school. Diarrhea or stools containing blood or mucus in the previous 24 hours. Vomiting two or more times in the previous 24 hours. Rash with fever, unless cleared by physician. o Head lice until after the first treatment (including removal of all visible nits) -- returning students must check-in with the nurse before attending class. - Children who are well enough to come to school are generally well enough to play outdoors. Parents are asked to avoid having their child "kept in." It is possible, however, to be seated outdoors to avoid strenuous activity following an illness. - Children who become ill in school will be kept with the School Nurse, isolated from others, until a parent/guardian can be contacted. Children may be sent home when ill without a fever. If you are contacted, please come to the school immediately. If we cannot find a parent/guardian, we will then contact the people on your Emergency List. Please notify these persons of this possibility. Vision and Hearing Screening As mandated by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, each child four years of age or older must be professionally screened by his or her personal pediatrician or through the professional services contracted by the Levine Academy Early Childhood. If the parents choose to have his or her child screened outside the Levine Academy EC, a copy of the screening must be given to the office. We are required to send a report to the Department of Family and Protective Services each year documenting compliance with The Special Senses and Communications Disorders Act, Texas Health and Safety Code.
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