We know that when you drop off your child at school, you are entrusting us with the safety and wellbeing of your most precious possession. At Etonkids, student health and safety are always our first priority. Campuses are cleaned and inspected regularly to ensure students always enjoy clean and safe environments in which to learn and grow.
Our teachers discuss and model the safe use of all classroom objects and playground equipment with students, so that they may use items responsibly and with minimal chance of injuring themselves or others. Children are routinely given positive reinforcement in order to encourage continued safe practice.
Special Health Needs
If your child has any special health needs or problems this should be communicated to the school via one of your child’s teachers or the school nurse. This information can be very important in ensuring that your child receives the best care possible while at school. Examples of such needs are as follows:
- Bee Sting Allergy
- Allergy to any other food or substance
- Difficulty with vision, hearing or speech
- Need for medication during the school day
- Need for special aids such as crutches, wheelchairs, etc
Each Etonkids school nurse is trained to provide students and staff with the following health care services:
- Medical treatment, including first aid, emergency and routine medication administration.
- Health education, including health prevention/promotion
For the welfare of all, please do not send a child who is not feeling well to school. The control of contagious diseases depends on the cooperation of all families in the school. Please observe the following rules:
- Children should not be in school with a fever and should be kept home until 24 hours after it subsides.
- A child who has vomited during the night should most likely not be sent to school the next day
- A child who has signs of contagious disease such as pink eye, impetigo, etc., should not be sent to school, and should instead be taken to consult a doctor.
- Strep throat: In cases of suspected or diagnosed strep throat, the child should be kept out of school until the diagnosis is made and/or treatment has been underway for at least 24 hours.
- Lice: until treated or nit free, children should stay home.
- Chicken pox: parents should wait 7-10 days or until all scab areas are dry before child attends school.
Please remember that bringing sick children to school puts all students and staff at risk of becoming sick as well—let’s do our best to keep everyone happy and healthy!