Healthy Student Information
WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME WITH AN ILLNESS
- Fever - persistent fever above 100 degrees orally, including a fever that requires control with medication such as Tylenol. A child may return to school 24 hours after they no longer have a fever.
- Stomach ache - children who have vomited or had diarrhea should be symptom-free for 24 hours.
- Cough - deep and/or uncontrollable cough (with or without a fever) that makes a child feel uncomfortable or may disrupt the class.
- Sore throat - accompanied by a fever and/or feeling ill, or white spots in the back of the throat. A child diagnosed with strep throat can return to school 24 hours after antibiotic treatment has been started.
- Rash - honey-crusted sores around the nose, mouth, or other body parts that might be impetigo; rash in various stages including boils, sores, and bumps that may be chicken pox; or significant rash accompanied by other symptoms such as a fever.
- Conjunctivitis (Pink eye) - red, itchy, runny eyes that distract the child from learning. May return to school 24 hours after antibiotic treatment has been started.
- Headache - severe headache, especially when accompanied by a fever.