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Immunizations must be up to date in order for your child to attend school.  The school must have either an updated copy of the SC DHEC form or a religious exemption form signed by a notary on file. Students need to have a set of vaccinations at 4 years old in order to be up to date for school attendance. Please make appointments well in advance to have the vaccinations completed prior to beginning K4.

 

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During the school year you can count on the fact that we will see an increase in the numbers of individuals who become ill. This applies to both children and adults. However, as much as we want to have the children attend school, we want them to attend when they are well. You may feel that your child has missed so much school time that you do not want them to miss anymore. However, children who arrive to school sick cannot stay, and you must come to the school to bring them back home.


Please give your child a last minute check-up before he or she leaves for school each morning. The child with a fever should not come to school until the temperature is normal for 24 hours. Giving Tylenol or ibuprofen may bring the temperature down, and make your child more comfortable, but will not prevent passing the illness on to classmates. The school nurse and teachers keep a constant watch on your child’s health during the day. When a student shows signs or symptoms of illness or unusual behavior, they are referred to the health office. If your child needs further attention, you will be notified. The following rules are for the protection of your child and other students in his/her class, and they include rules to follow in certain communicable diseases:


Conjunctivitis (“pink eye”): Sometimes eyes are swollen and irritated due to allergens, viruses or bacteria. Please consult your child’s doctor before sending your child to school with these symptoms: thick mucous or pus drainage in one or both eyes; red, puffy and itchy or painful eyes. Your child can generally attend school 24 hours after starting medical treatment for bacterial pink eye.


Chickenpox: Notify your school health office immediately if you suspect your child has chickenpox. The child must be excluded from school until at least 7 days from the start of the rash, and every pustule must be dry and scabbed over before returning to school.

Head Lice: If your child has crawling lice or nits (eggs) ¼ inch or closer to the scalp, and if head-to-head contact with other children can be avoided, he/she may be sent home at the end of the day. Otherwise, your child may be sent home from school immediately. After his/her first treatment with a school-approved lice-removal product and there are no active lice crawling on your child’s head, your child may return to school. All bedding and clothing (coats, hats, etc) will need to be washed in HOT water. If you have carpet in your home, make sure to vacuum it thoroughly after treatment. The school should check your child 7 days after treatment for any newly hatched crawling lice. If any are present, your child will have to be retreated for lice before coming back to school. Please talk with your child about not sharing coats, hats, and scarves. Remember that any child can get lice; it doesn’t matter how clean your hair or home may be. Please notify the school nurse if your child has lice so that she may monitor the class for other cases.


Strep Throat / Scarlet Fever: Child should be treated by a health care provider and may not attend school until he/she is under treatment and without fever for 24 hours.


Virus, Sore Throats, Colds, Diarrhea, Vomiting: Child must be able to participate in all school activities, and should not be tired or listless. Temperature must be normal for 24 hours before they can return to school. There should also be no vomiting for 24 hours.


Infectious Rashes, Ringworm, Impetigo, and Scabies: Student is excluded from school until he/she is under an effective treatment and no longer considered contagious.




Handwashing with soap and running water is the most effective way to prevent the spread of disease. Encourage your child to practice this simple method of protection. Hands should be washed before eating, before food preparation, before putting in contact lenses, after play, after going to the bathroom, after blowing the nose, and after attending to another individual.


Physical Address: 25 Oakland Avenue | Inman, SC 29349
Phone: (864) 472-8403 | Fax: (864) 472-7839
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