When to Keep Your Child Home From School

Keep Your Child Home When . . .

  • Oral (by mouth) temperature is above 100 degrees F.
  • Cold symptoms are serious enough to interfere with your child's ability to learn.
  • Cough causing difficulty breathing, chest pain or frequent vomiting (throwing up).
  • Diarrhea (the runs) or vomiting (throwing up).
  • Rash that has not been seen by a doctor or open sores that have drainage or pus.
  • Chicken Pox-very contagious and uncomfortable. Keep home until lesions are dry and crusted over.
  • Stomach pain with temperature, vomiting of diarrhea.
  • Sore throat that hurts when you swallow or has a fever and rash also.
  • Live Lice.
  • Pink eye-if drainage/gunk in eye present or discomfort prevents learning. Should stay home for 24 hours after eye drops started.
  • Any infection that needs antibiotics-should stay home until on medicine for 24 hours and no longer contagious.
  • Ill the night before and complains of being tired or not feeling well enough for school.