Hi Bayview Parents,
A heads up to all families that there are now six reported cases of chickenpox at Bayview school, and one at JKC. We are working with the school to confirm new cases as they appear. To our knowledge, the school hasn’t yet declared “outbreak” status, but in circumstances such as these we suggest that children who are immunocompromised, unvaccinated, or have family members at home who are at risk (elderly relatives, newborns, pregnant mothers) stay home and not attend JKC until we can determine the outbreak has ceased.
Our Parent Agreement (signed copies are in the files of all children) states in Section 2 (3) titled “Health and Safety”:
“That in order to safeguard the health and well being of all children, I understand that the supervisor has the right to exclude my child from the center and I will provide, upon the supervisor’s request, written medical clearance from a physician before my child is re-admitted.”
Please also see the following links for more information: http://www.vch.ca/your-environment/facility-licensing/child-care/ http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthfiles/hfile44a.stm
And finally, please inform JKC if your child is falling ill. Take care!