TBANS Health Policy
Each child must have a current Maryland State Department of Education Office of Child Care Health Inventory, including an immunization record indicating up-to-date vaccinations, on file in the school office in order to attend school.
Parents should notify the school by phone or email any time a child is absent due to illness. Children may return to school when they have been free of fever and any form of stomach upset for 24 hours without the aid of medication, and when they have been taking any prescribed medicine for a
minimum of 24 hours. A child returning to school after an illness must have regained the strength and stamina necessary to fully participate in all school activities.
Notices will be sent home to all class parents when information provided about a child’s health may be instructive for others watching their own children for signs and symptoms of contagious illnesses.
When a child has lice, the child must be treated and all nits and bugs must be removed. If a child is treated by a professional lice remover, then the child may return to school with the permission of the professional. If a child is treated by the parents, then the school will check the child’s head to clear them for reentry to school. Other parents will be notified so they can check their own children, and the classrooms will be cleaned appropriately.