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The City of Portland, Oregon

Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Incase of Illness

My child seems a little under the weather, should they come to school?

We follow the same guidelines as the Public School Districts.  It should be clear that we believe the first consideration should always be for the comfort of the child, even if their symptoms do not exactly fall into these categories. If you believe your child has the cold or flu, they should stay home and rest.

If your child shows 2 or more of the following symptoms, we recommend you keep your child home from school:

  • Serious headache
  • Coughing, sneezing, runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Pulling at ears
  • Itching
  • Upset stomach, nausea
  • Mild skin rashes of a confined area
  • Change in eating or drinking habits (excessive thirst, loss of appetite)
  • Unusual behavior (cranky or less active than usual, cries more than usual, seems not well)

 If your child shows any of the following symptoms they must be kept home from school.

  • Diarrhea (more than one abnormally loose stool per day)
  • Fever greater than 101 degrees
  • Severely running nose (not related to allergies)
  • Vomiting (not stress related or “spitting up”)
  • Severe coughing
  • Yellow color to the skin or eyes, dark urine or light colored stool.
  • Skin/eye lesions or rashes which are severe, weeping or pus-filled, including chickenpox
  • Whites of the eyes are severely red; indicative of pick eye
  • Evidence of lice.

If they attend our Preschool and we notice any of these symptoms we will try to reach a parent and ask that the child be taken home until these symptoms cease.  Sick days are not refunded.