POLICIES

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ILLNESS POLICY

If your child is ill or experiences any of the following symptoms please do not bring them to school. Should your child show any of the symptoms below while at school, you will be asked to make arrangements for the child to be picked up from the school immediately.

  • Elevated temperature – above 100 degrees F
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin rashes – undiagnosed or suspicious of being contagious
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Congestion (thick, colored mucus)
  • Discharge from eyes or nose
  • Persistent cough
  • Swollen glands or sore throat
  • Unusual lethargy or sluggishness
  • Ringworm

A child MUST be symptom free, without fever reducing medication, for 24 hours before returning to school. Prescribed antibiotics must be taken for 24 hours before a child’s return.

If a child contacts or is exposed to a contagious disease (i.e. chicken pox, pink eye, impetigo, strep throat, ringworm, lice), you must report this information to the child’s teacher immediately.

A notice of possible exposure to the disease will be posted outside the classroom. Confidentiality will always be maintained. A parent or authorized person must pick up a sick child within one hour of being notified. The child will be removed from the classroom and will be kept isolated and comfortable until parent’s arrival.

MEDICATION POLICY

Please administer medication at home when possible. 

To protect children, staff, and visitors, sick children are not permitted to attend school. This rule protects us all by allowing a safe, healthy, and happy learning environment.

 Sick children should remain home until they are 100% able to participate in school activities.

DISCIPLINE POLICY

At Excel, everyone is expected to show respect for themselves and each other, so that our school has a climate in which optimal learning can take place. We believe that love and respect along with preventive measures can alleviate most discipline problems. Therefore, our program is organized to provide safe, loving, and cooperative interaction. We encourage children to behave in ways that are acceptable to others and conducive to learning. Behavior on the part of children can be corrected generally when the home and school work together. We will discourage
inappropriate behavior in the following ways:

  1. Positive statements and redirection of behavior are used to help learn self-control, problem-solving, negotiation, and assume responsibility for their actions.
  2. Immediate response to all behavior. We acknowledge the GOOD!!! As a school family everyone is informed of appropriate behavior and successes! This encourages everyone to make good choices and maintain appropriate behaviors.
  3. We encourage methods of positive reinforcement, rewards, and/or time to rest, relax, and reset in a cozy area.

Guidance will always be appropriate, respectful, and not tied to food or toileting. Parents will always be informed of concerns and solutions involving their children. If behavior persists, a meeting with the program manager, teacher and parent will be held. In cases of extreme discipline problems where the child or parent does not appear ready to participate in our program, management will provide the option of professional resources as a final option prior to withdrawal from Excel.


Physical punishment or harsh verbal language will not be used under any circumstances.