When to Keep a Child Home From School
In order for your child to be able to learn and to control communicable diseases in the school it is important to keep your child home for the following reasons:
- Temperature of 100 degrees or more. Your child should be fever free (without Tylenol or Motrin) for 24 hours before returning to school.
- If your child vomited or had diarrhea during the previous evening or night, please keep them home.
- Strep throat your child must be on an antibiotic for 24 hours before returning to school.
- Swollen, red eyes that itch and are draining your child must be on an antibiotic for 24 hours before returning to school for bacterial conjunctivitis and drainage free and/or a note from the doctor.
- Moist, productive cough, chest congestion, or discolored nasal discharge. However, for a mild runny/stuffy nose and mild cough it is alright to send your child to school.
- An unusual rash, a blistery rash, or a rash associated with a fever. Your child should remain at home until you have discussed the rash with your physician.
- Live head lice. Child should stay home until treated for head lice.
A doctors note is required for all absences of five days or more!