Health & Medication Information
Sniffles? Headache? Rash? There’s never a good day for a little person to be sick. Because we care about your child and all of the children in our school, please keep your child home from LILA and home from Explorer Club or Little Explorers if you see or suspect any of the following conditions:
- Any COVID-19 symptoms or exposure (see midway down this page for more information)
- Vomiting: Child may not return until 24 hours after the vomiting has stopped without the aid of medication.
- Severe cold symptoms
- Discharge from eyes or ears
- Diarrhea: Child may not return to school until 24 hours after the diarrhea has stopped without the aid of medication.
- Undiagnosed rash
- Profuse nasal discharge
- Temperature above 100 degrees (orally). Child may not return until 24 hours after the temperature has returned to normal without medication.
- Exposure to communicable disease, such as whooping cough, measles, mumps, pink eye, ringworm, fifth’s disease, chicken pox, diphtheria, scarlet fever, strep throat, lice, etc.
Information About Nut Allergies at Lower School
Use the Absent Today form online or contact LILA’s front desk at 651-464-0771 and the Explorer Club office at 651-464-1082 to report the absence.
Note in the e-mail if your child has any COVID symptoms or exposure to communicable illness, so that we may inform your child’s teacher to be on the lookout for similar symptoms in the classroom.
During the school year, several types of enteroviruses and other respiratory viruses, including rhinovirus, adenovirus and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) may occur in the area. Most of them spread from person to person when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or touches surfaces. For more information, visit the HDH website.
Protect yourself and your family from respiratory illnesses by following these steps, as suggested by the CDC:
- Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay six feet apart from those outside your household.
- Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
- Use standard disinfection procedures for surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs.
- Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are not effective against enteroviruses, which is why hand washing is so important.
- Most viruses do not live long outside the body. Once a surface is dry, it likely does not contain live virus.
- As always, please keep your child home when he or she is sick.
Parents, teachers, and coaches should be aware of the signs of a concussion. The Center for Disease Control has a lot of helpful information.
Medication Dispense Form Requirement
If your child takes ANY medication, including over-the-counter medicines or lotions, please submit the Medication Dispense form. If your Upper School student in grades 6-12 is allowed to take nonprescription pain medication at school, we must also have your permission on file. We cannot dispense medicine without these forms on file.
Self-Administration of Nonprescription Pain Medication (Upper School only)
Immunization Requirements & Emergency Contact Information
Please help us keep immunization and emergency contact documents up to date. We need to know who to call, should any injuries or illness happen at school. Check your Infinite Campus information to be sure it is current. Thank you!