Guidelines for Keeping Your Child Home from School



Keeping your child at home when appropriate can support his/her return to health and learning—and help protect the school community from contagious illness.

 

Please keep your child home if s/he is experiencing:

 

Fever of 100 or more. Return to school once fever-free for 24 hours without medication.

 

Vomiting or diarrhea. Return to school once symptom-free for 24 hours.

 

Excessive coughing. A constant cough is uncomfortable to the child and disruptive to other students. Your child may need to be evaluated by a medical provider.

 

Strep Throat. Your child must be treated with antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school.

 

Eye symptoms, such as redness, discharge and/or itching. Your child should be evaluated by a medical provider to rule out conjunctivitis (aka “pink eye”), a highly contagious infection. If the infection is confirmed, your child must be treated for 24 hours before returning to school.

 

Unusual rash or wound. Your child should be evaluated by a medical provider to rule out an infection.

 

Any condition that may be serious or contagious.