When should my student stay home?
Your child is too ill to go to school if he/she has any of the following symptoms:
- Vomitting and/or diarrhea in the past 24 hours
- Shortness of breath or wheezing (not controlled with an inhaler if they have asthma)
- A cough that interupts his/her normal activity or wakes them or other family members at night
- An undiagnosed rash unless cleared by a physician's note
- Drainage from the eye
- Severe sore throat
- Fever-If your child has a temperature of 100° (or higher) in the past 24 hours they cannot attend school. Children are to be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication before returning to school.
- A contagious illness that is treated with antibiotics, such as strep throat or pink eye, and the student has not been taking the antibiotics for a full 24 hours before returning to school.