Health and Safety, Intercultural Montessori Chicago Campus, Intercultural Montessori Oak Park Campus

Student Illness and Wellness
January 30, 2014

In order to prevent the spread of illness during this cold and flu season it is essential that everyone follow the Intercultural’s Illness and Wellness policy below: 

In an effort to not spread illness, children with active sickness should remain at home.  Children should be free of fever and should not have experienced an episode of vomiting or diarrhea for at least 24 hours before returning to class.  If a child is sent to school earlier than the 24 hour period, the child will not be admitted to class.

A child who comes to school should be well enough to participate in all regular activities of a school day. Please do not send your child to school if he or she exhibits any of the following signs of illness:

  • Temperature of 100 degrees or more (orally)
  • Persistent cough
  • Exceptional crankiness or fatigue
  • Inflammation of the eyes/discharge from the eyes
  • Skin rash
  • Excessive sneezing or runny nose
  • Lice infestation
  • Diarrhea or vomiting

ONLY send your child to school if they are able to participate in ALL activities including recess.  The school is not staffed to care for individual children during recess.

Parents must report contagious diseases of any kind to the office so other parents and staff can be notified.  A child should not return to school unless cleared by the doctor.

Should your child become ill or should an accident occur at school, parents are notified immediately.  If parents cannot be reached, the office calls the contact(s) on the emergency list.

The City of Chicago requires a written statement from a doctor indicating a child is able to return to school any time the child is absent five or more consecutive days due to illness.

We kindly thank you for your attention to this important matter.


Chicago Administration 
Intercultural Montessori Language School