When Your Child Is Sick
Is my child well enough to go to school?
It can be hard to know as a parent if a child should stay home or attend school. Remember, a child with an infectious disease can spread the disease when in contact with others in the family or the community.
The following guidelines will help you know how to protect your child and the school community from further illness:
· If student has had a fever of 100 degrees or more, they should stay home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal, without fever reducing medication.
· If student has vomited or had diarrhea, the student should stay home for 24 hours after the last episode.
· If student has any rash, check with your family physician before sending the student to school. A student with a rash without a diagnosis will not be allowed to stay in school.
· If your child is found to have live lice and/or nits within ½ inch from the scalp.