Too Sick for School?
When to Keep Your Child Home
In general, children should stay home whenever they don’t feel well enough to participate in the normal activities in a school day. In order to control communicable disease in school, it is important to keep your child home for the following reasons:
- Fever of 100.0°F or higher. Your child must be fever free for 24 hours, without the use of medication, before returning to school.
- Sore throat with fever, swollen glands, stomach ache or rash, especially if exposed to someone with strep throat. If your child has been diagnosed with a strep infection, please ask your health care provider when they can return to school.
- Vomiting or diarrhea: may not return to school until a full 24 hours free of vomiting and/or diarrhea.
- Persistent abdominal pain lasting more than 2 hours.
- If your child has a moist, productive cough, chest congestion, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
- A skin rash of undetermined cause.
- Red, crusty or draining eyes.
- If your child has live lice present on scalp or in hair. Head Lice Policy
Please contact your school whenever your child is ill and will remain at home.
Please update your child's contact telephone numbers whenever they change. In the event your child becomes ill or injured, the school will attempt to reach you, then telephone your emergency contacts if you are unavailable.
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