Sick Policy

The following illness policies will be strictly enforced, for the health, well-being and safety of all concerned.

Sick Child Policy: Under no circumstances may a parent bring a sick child to school, if the child shows any signs of illness (see SYMPTOMS REQUIRING REMOVAL OF CHILD), or is unable to participate in the normal and regular day program. Sick children expose other children, as well as staff, to the spread of their illness and require additional care and attention that we are UNABLE to give. Moreover, sick children want care from their parents in the comfort of their own homes. If other children become ill due to exposure to your sick child, either because he/she was returned to school before full recovery or because he/she was not picked up promptly upon notice of becoming ill, other parents will be unnecessarily inconvenienced. Because this is disruptive to other children and their families, your cooperation on this issue is extremely important.

Every effort is taken to reduce the spread of illness by encouraging hand washing and other sanitary practices

If your child is unable to participate in normal activities of the day, (including being able to play outside), then your child must stay home.

 

SYMPTOMS REQUIRING REMOVAL OF CHILD FROM OUR CARE

  • Fever: fever is defined as having a temperature of 100°F or 37.5oc higher. A child needs to be fever free for a minimum of 24hours before returning to school, that means the child is fever free without the aid of paracetamol, or any other fever reducing substances.)
  • Fever, sore throat, rash, vomiting, diarrhea, earache, 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 hours period.
  • Breathing Trouble, sore throat, swollen glands, loss of voice, or continuous coughing.
  • Frequent scratching of body or scalp, lice, rash, or any other spots that resemble childhood disease, 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.

 

MEDICATION
Parents will provide any medication needed by the child. Written authorization is needed for us to administer ANY medication. All medicines must have dosage instructions, current date, name of medication, and times to be administered clearly written.

 

MEDICAL EMERGENCIES
Minor bumps and scratches are inevitable, but we make effort to keep the children safe through supervision and childproofing. Minor injuries receive appropriate first aid from the school clinic, and if emergency injury or illness occurs, your child will be taken to the nearest hospital where you will be asked to meet us. If you are not going to be at your usual place of employment, or at home, please make sure that we have a number where you can be reached.
Parent are responsible for all cost involved in emergency medical treatment, including emergency transportation, if required. Al-Ali International School will not be held liable for any sickness/Injury of either parent/guardian or child while on these premises, or while the child is in the company of the care provider during field trips or outings.