Happy New Year to one and all! We can’t wait to spend 2021 with you and your children. Thank you to all who participated in our holiday giving initiative last month. Your generosity is truly appreciated! The holiday season is such a great time to reflect and count our blessings. This year has been an unprecedented time for everyone and we thank you for trusting your children into our care. We hope you enjoyed your time off with family and friends in whichever unique fashion you celebrated in.
The staff and I would like to thank you for all of the wonderful thoughtful generous gifts we have received throughout the holiday season. We are so lucky to have such kind and generous families here at Discovery Isle. Thank you!
Please ensure when dropping off and picking up your child BOTH parents and children (2 and up) are wearing masks. Together we can make a difference and continue to keep our community healthy! Thank you for being conscientious and keeping your children home when they are sick. We continue to enhance our health and safety protocols and do our due diligence in cleaning. We work hard to disinfect all toys, door knobs, tables and chairs throughout the day. We are teaching the children good hand washing skills and how to avoid catching a cough. However, if a child has a runny nose, fever, or a bad cough, germs are spread. Below you will find a copy of Discovery Isle’s Illness Policy.
Your children are precious gifts and we are privileged to have the opportunity to play and work with them on a daily basis. Thank you for sharing your most special gift with us during this unprecedented time!
Happy New Year!
~Ms. Vanessa & Ms. Michelle
The policy for the period of time a student must remain home due to illness is three (3) full days.
Illnesses – When to Stay Home and When It’s Okay to Return to School With or Without a Physician’s Note
We require that you keep your child home when he or she exhibits one or more of the following symptoms:
- A temperature of 100.4 or higher*
- Seems nauseated
- An undetermined rash
- A runny nose (if the mucus is yellow or green) or irritated eyes (other than allergies)
- A cough
- Possible infection
- Head lice **
- Sore throat
- Red or watery eyes
You will be called to pick up your child if any of these symptoms are present while your child is at school.
*After an illness, your child must remain at home with no fever, vomiting, or diarrhea (without the aid of any medication) for at least three full days before he or she may return to school. For example, if your child is ill and must be picked up from school on Monday, he or she cannot return to school until Friday; if your child is ill and must be picked up from school on Tuesday, he or she cannot return to school until the following Monday as the three day period would end on Saturday and there is no school or care on Saturday or Sunday.
Providing a physician’s note does not negate the policy requiring your child to remain home for at least three full days and be symptom-free before returning to school. Children cannot return to school unless they are symptom-free (no fever, vomiting or diarrhea) without the aid of medication, for at least three full days.
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! (Winter Clothing Reminder)
As you know, living in Southern California, it is very cold in the early mornings and late afternoons, but it is usually beautiful with a comfortable temperature during most of the day. If you’ve not already done so, please send in an extra set of weather appropriate clothes for your child each day in their backpack. Students also need to come to school each day with a jacket and dressed warmly enough to play outside for part of the day.
- Pack an extra clean mask in your child’s backpack
- Layer your child’s clothing to help with the temperature changes during the day
- Label all belongings with your child’s first and last name. This includes hats and gloves.
- Try to send the same jacket or coat to school. This helps both your child and teaching staff to recognize who the jacket belongs to.
- Many sweatshirts tend to look the same. Sew on fun colorful patches or get crafty with some clothing paint to help make the sweatshirt unique. This activity can be fun for your child and It will make it easier for them to locate his or her belongings. As a bonus if your child helps to design it they will take more pride and ownership of it!
- Take belongings home on a daily basis. Missing belongings can be found easily if we try to locate them within the first couple of days
Links 2 Home
If you’re not currently receiving photos and daily reports for your child you can easily change this by downloading the Links 2 Home app on your phone. Just type ‘Links 2 Home’ in the search bar for the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. After downloading Links 2 Home you can register with the same email address that you used to enroll your child in our school.
Updating your Information in Alma
Do you have a different email address or phone number? Need to add or remove an emergency contact? You can do this at any time in Alma. If you need help logging in or accessing the system please let us know.