Health Policies

Let’s please work together to keep our NDS children healthy.

At Northshire Day School, we are not equipped to offer childcare for sick children and have a responsibility to limit the

spread of contagious illnesses. We kindly ask that all families follow the school health policies as outlined below.



A child diagnosed as having any of the following diseases or infections shall be excluded from our program until a medical professional indicates that it is safe for him or her to return. Please provide your child’s teacher with a doctor’s note upon his or her return.

  • Bacterial Meningitis
  • Chicken Pox
  • Shigella
  • Salmonella
  • Giardia
  • Polio
  • Diphtheria
  • Hepatitis A
  • Rubella (German Measles)
  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
  • Influenza
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
  • Scarlet Fever
  • Pneumonia
  • COVID-19

WE WILL EXPECT YOU TO COME TO OUR PROGRAM TO PICK UP YOUR CHILD IN THE FOLLOWING CIRCUMSTANCES:

  • Fever of 100.4° or greater - Children may return 72 hours after the child is fever free and WITHOUT fever reducing medication for 72 hours
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea - Children may return 24 hours after vomiting and/or diarrhea have stopped.
  • Coughing and/or shortness of breath
  • Chills, repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle painHeadache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Ear pain
  • Any visual symptoms of illness, such as rash, discolored nasal discharge, irritability, tiredness, and so forth


WE WILL EXPECT YOU TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME IF HE OR SHE HAS THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS:

  • Fever of 100.4° or greater - Children may return 72 hours after the child is fever free and WITHOUT fever reducing medication for 72 hours
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea - Children may return 24 hours after vomiting and/or diarrhea have stopped.
  • Coughing and/or shortness of breath
  • Chills, repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle painHeadache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Ear pain
  • Any visual symptoms of illness, such as rash, discolored nasal discharge, irritability, tiredness, and so forth


A CHILD DIAGNOSED AS HAVING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS MAY RETURN TO CARE AS INDICATED BELOW.

  • Pinworm and ringworm infection: Children may return 24 hours after treatment is initiated
  • Conjunctivitis: Children may return after a prescription medicine is applied for at least 24 hours or a doctor’s note stating the child is not contagious.
  • Impetigo – Children may return 48 hours after medication is begun and totally scabbed over
  • Measles – Children may return 5 days after rash appears and a note from a physician
  • Mumps – Children may return9 days after swelling starts and a note from the physician
  • Head lice – Children may return after prescription shampoo treatment and all eggs are removed.
  • Scabies: Children may return after two Kwell treatments on successive days.
  • COVID-19 -Children who have had close contact with any known positive or presumptive positive case will be excluded from care for 14 days

A child shall be excluded if he or she is unable to take part comfortably in regular activities or needs care that significantly interferes with a provider’s ability to provide appropriate care for other children.

This health guidance is based on evolving health and safety information and is subject to change without prior notice.

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