About Us

Medical and Emergency Response Policies

Emergency Response

Refer to Y.I.K.E.S. handbook regarding such occurrences as bomb threats, contamination, severe weather, medical/emergency crisis.

List of Illnesses

Please keep your child out of school for the following illnesses. Use common sense, and call if you have any questions.

  • Conjunctivitis – highly contagious!
  • Fever – free from the start of fever for 24 hours
  • Vomiting (Same As Fever)
  • Chicken Pox/Childhood Illnesses
  • Croup or Extreme Cough
  • Other unknown illnesses that make your child unable to perform normally in school activities – call your physician or our medical consultant if you have any concerns or questions.

Dispensing Medicine

As required by the state, all medicines that are to be dispensed to a child need to be in the original bottle with full written instructions, and will be recorded in the child’s file. All medications will be labeled with the child’s name.

Fire/Evacuation Plan

Monthly fire drills are required (except during inclement weather) by the state. An evacuation plan is posted. Emergency phone calls will be made if the building is under fire as all children will need to be picked up immediately from the premises.

Power/Utility Failure

Only when power impedes the activities of the day, will parents be called to pick up their children.

Special Needs

If your child has any special needs or concerns, please speak to a teacher. Such things as driving sickness, bathroom issues, snack needs must be brought to the attention of staff.

Medical Consultant

Our medical consultant is Sheryl Daley. Sheryl graduated from Framingham Union Hospital School of Nursing in 1993. She worked as a charge nurse on a cardiac unit for 8 years before moving to York. She began working in the emergency department at York Hospital and has been there for nearly 12 of her 19 years at York Hospital. Sheryl lives in York with her husband and two boys, both veterans of LT. Sheryl has graciously accepted the role as Medical Consultant for Learning Tree. Her role does not substitute for your own family physician. Always consult your own doctor or hospital first when it comes to diagnosis and medical care. The job of the medical consultant is only to confer with parents and the school regarding issues addressed in the Medical Response Care Handbook as it concerns medical needs.