SOURCE: The Well-Centered Child, November 2004
The average preschooler is estimated to catch at least four to six colds per year. Any parent who has ever been up at night with a feverish, coughing child knows that even one cold is too many.
By working with your child’s caregiver, you may be able to cut down on the number of colds passed from child to child in the classroom:
MSGL asks that you keep your child home if your child has an extremely runny nose and/or constant cough, even if there is no fever. The potential of spreading the cold is too great, as well as your child is most likely too miserable to truly benefit from attending class that day. If your child comes to school with these symptoms or develops them during the day, we will call you and ask that you pick up you child. Because we do not have a school nurse, it is imperative that we have the numbers necessary to reach you in a timely manner. Thank you!
Did you know that there is a Health Note list in the office that lists known classroom illnesses that are contagious? The illnesses are listed by Class Name, not by Student Name, to maintain confidentiality. Parents of a sick child are asked to communicate with the office or teacher when their child has a contagious illness; this helps other parents be on the look-out in case their child contracts the same illness. Thank you!