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Health & Safety
In an effort to keep our school a safe, secure and welcoming environment, we observe the following guidelines:

Nut-Free Environment
The Montessori School of Lemont recognizes that children of all ages may suffer from various food allergies. In an effort to make all students welcome, the school strictly observes a nut-free environment. Some classrooms are also milk-free to ensure the health and safety of those with milk allergies. To read more about nut, milk and other food allergies, please visit Kids Health.com.

Dental, Medical Forms and Vision
All children in Kindergarten, Second and Sixth grades of any public, private or parochial school must have a dental examination, and present proof of having been examined by a dentist. (View Dental Form)

Before entering school, a completed Illinois Department of Publich Health Form is required for all new children; children in preschool, and those entering first or sixth grade. The State of Illinois requires a TB test unless waived in writing by the physician or for religious reasons. (View Health Form)

Also, all children enrolling in kindergarten or any student enrolling for the first time must have a completed vision exam and form on file. (View Vision Form)

Absences and Illness
Routine absences should be reported to your child's teacher via email or voicemail. Absences due to contagious diseases should be reported to the office in order for the school to alert other parents to take precautions. Extended absences and all absences of Elementary students should be sent in writing to the child's teacher upon return to school. Children may not be sent to school with fever or contagious diseases and must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. Deciding when a child is too sick to go to school can be a difficult decision to make. If children are too sick to go outside for recess, then they are too sick to go to school. Ultimately you know your child best, and often their general behavior can be your most effective guide.

Emergency Closings
The Montessori Elementary & Preschool is registered with the Emergency Closing Center and closings can be heard on AM radio: WMAQ670, WGN 720, WBBM78, WLS 890 and TV: CBS 2, NBC 5, WGN 9, FOX 32 and CLTV. You may also call 1-800-407-SNOW or logging on to http://www.emergencyclosings.com.