Safety Harbor Montessori Academy Re-Entry Plan| Phase II

illness policy

Please keep your child home if he/she shows signs of illness. It is essential that everyone cooperate in this manner to keep the spread of illness to a minimum. An ill child not only unnecessarily exposes his/her classmates to illness but also is more susceptible to additional illness. We realize that parents sometimes have very pressing schedules that make it difficult to keep children home from school or camp, but alternate arrangements should be planned for since unexpected illnesses are an inevitable part of growing up. The school is not permitted to keep sick children in our care. If your child becomes ill during the day, you will be contacted so that you can pick him/her up as soon as possible.

Your child needs to stay home from school if he/she: 

  • Has a fever of 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit (37.8 degrees Celsius) or higher. 

  • Has a contagious disease. (Please inform the school immediately.) 

  • Displays any of the following symptoms: severe coughing, diarrhea, vomiting, sore throat, a rash of unknown origin, heavy or discolored mucus discharge from the nose, or unexplained eye redness and/or drainage. 

  • Children should be symptom-free for 24 hours before returning.

These suggestions should aid you in the determination of whether your child should or should not be sent to school. We rely on your good judgment. When in doubt, keep your child home.


You can help stop COVID-19 by knowing the signs and symptoms:


  • Fever or chills

  • Cough Shortness of breath Difficulty breathing 

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Confusion

  • Bluish lips or face

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose 

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea


Seek medical advice if your child or anyone in your household develop symptoms. Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room. Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.

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If a Child or Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19​:

Students should stay at home if they have tested positive for or are showing signs of COVID-19. Please let us know right away if your child has a positive diagnosis for the virus. If a child or staff member is diagnosed with COVID-19 we will call the health department for further instruction. We will follow the health department's guidelines. Students and staff members who have recently had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 may be asked to stay home and monitor their health. Affected school environments will be deep cleaned.

Health Resource for Parents:

FL Dept of Health in Pinellas Epidemiology 727-824-6932

Safety Harbor Montessori Academy

Phase 2 Reopening - Illness Policy