Keeping Your Child Home

When to keep your child home


Here are some guidelines:

  • If a fever of 100 or more exists, the child needs to be fever-free for 24 hours

  • If the child vomited during the evening before

  • If the child has had diarrhea the evening before

  • If your child has been diagnosed with strep throat, he or she should be treated for at least 36 hours and symptoms should have subsided before returning to school

  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis), your child must see a doctor, and you must obtain a note indicating that the child has been treated and is no longer contagious

  • Ringworm, your child may return to school with a note from your doctor stating treatment is in progress

The best measure to prevent the spread of communicable diseases is good hand-washing!

Your child's health and that of his or her schoolmates will be best served if everyone follows these guidelines. Having sick children come to school only to be sent home shortly after arrival makes the child uncomfortable, inconveniences the parent, and exposes other children who can also become sick.