When Should My Child Stay Home?
 
 
Fever
 
If your child is at school with a temperature above 100.4 F,
he or she will be required to go home.  Fever is often the
presenting symptom for many infections.
 
Vomiting
 
Children who are vomiting should stay home until
vomiting has resolved.  If your child vomits at
school, he or she will be required to go home.
 
Diarrhea
 
Diarrhea may be the result of an infectious process, diet,
medications, malabsorption, or chronic illness. 
Children with diarrheal illness will not be allowed in school
until the diarrhea has subsided.
 
Red and Draining Eyes
 
Red and draining eyes indicate a potential infection.  A
child with these symptoms will be required to go home.
Because there is a possibility of a contagious infection,
you may be asked to have your child evaluated by a
heathcare provider before returning to school.
 
 
Rashes
 
A rash often indictes the presence of an infectious disease.
A child with an unidentified rash will be required to go home.
You may be asked to have your child evaluated by a healthcare
provider before returning to school.
 
Cough
 
Coughs may occur with a variety of respiratory conditions including
allergies, asthma, and sinusitis.  A cough accompanied by a fever,
excess secretions, colored sputum, or wheezing requires medical
attention.
 
 
Healthy Children Learn Better!
 
 
 
 
Last Modified on August 16, 2012