When Should My Child Stay Home From School?
The following information is intended to help decide when a student should stay home:
- If a student has had a fever of 100 degrees or more, the student should stay home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal without fever reducing medication such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
- If a student has vomited or had diarrhea and it is likely due to a contagious illness, the student should stay home until 24 hours after the last episode.
- If a student has had any rash that may be disease-related or the cause is unknown, check with your health care provider before sending the student to school.
- If a student is ill, please call the school daily to report the illness.