Please give prescription medicines for your child to the teacher with instructions. We will place them in the refrigerator or in the medicine cabinet. The parent should fill out the necessary information on a Medication Authorization Form.
The bottle must show the name of the child, the prescription number, the name of the doctor, and how many times per day the medication is to be given.
We regret that State Law prohibits us giving the children “over the counter” medicines such as aspirin or cough medicine.
APPLETREE SCHOOL EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN
Please take notice of our established emergency response plan, which is posted in the school. We are happy to review the plan with you, and can practice these scenarios with you if you like. Please contact us for details.
Fire drills will be carried out as requested by Fire Code.
For information about childcare regulations in Maine, please view:
Parents should exercise caution and keep their child home when in doubt about the child’s health or if any of the following symptoms are present. We may request a negative COVID test before the child is able to return to school.
- A temperature over 100 degrees. Children should be free from fever for a full 24 hours before returning to school.
- Diarrhea or vomiting
- A rash
- Nasal discharge or discharge from the eyes or ear
- New cough or sore throat
- Generally feeling unwell or fatigued
If the child shows symptoms after exposure to a contagious disease, he/she should be kept at home and the condition should be reported to the school. (COVID-19, Strep throat, pin worms, viral infections, infected ears and/or glands, measles, mumps, chicken pox, scarlet fever, head lice, etc., are among those conditions categorized as “highly contagious”.
We are certified in first aid, as well as infant and child CPR by the Red Cross and A.H.A.
COVID-19 CDC Guidelines Questions and Answers Link: Maine CDC
We may shift our protocol to best maintain the health of our young unvaccinated community. Presently (January 2022), if a child is a close contact, we are requiring a home quarantine time of 7 days before returning to school. After 7 days, if they are not experiencing any symptoms of COVID, they may return if they are fully capable of wearing a mask while indoors.
Masks are required to be worn inside, by all individuals.