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When Should My Child Stay Home


Children should STAY HOME if he/she is ill or if any of the following symptoms are present. If your child becomes ill while at school and exhibits any of the following symptoms your child will need to go home.

  • FEVER – any temperature over 100 degrees. Your child must be fever-free for 24 hours without medication before returning to school.
  • GREENISH NOSE DISCHARGE AND/OR CHRONIC COUGH – please take your child to your health care provider for treatment
  • SORE THROAT – especially with fever, rash or swollen glands in the neck.
  • DIARRHEA – 3 or more watery stools in a 24 hour period, especially if the child acts or looks ill.
  • VOMITING – more than once in 24 hours.
  • RASH – especially with fever or itching.
  • EAR PAIN OR DISCOMFORT – especially with other symptoms
  • BEHAVIOR AND/OR APPEARANCE - pale, lack of appetite, unusually tired, sleepy, confused or irritable
  • EYES - thick white or yellow discharge from the eyes, matted eyelids, swelling or redness.