When Students Should Stay Home

To Send or Not to Send

If you're not sure whether or not to send your child to school, here are some guidelines that may help you make that decision:

  • A child should not be in school with a fever of 100.4 or higher, and should not return to school until fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of temperature-lowering medication.
  • A child diagnosed with strep throat or conjunctivitis (pink eye) should be on antibiotic treatment for at least 24 hours before returning to school, and should only return to school if he/she has been fever-free (see above).
  • A child that is vomiting or has diarrhea should remain home especially if symptoms occurred during the night.
  • A child with flu-like symptoms should remain home until symptoms have subsided and is fever-free for 24 hours without the use of temperature lowering medications such as Tylenol/Advil.
  • Please inform the nurse if your child has a potentially contagious condition such as chicken pox, strep throat, MRSA infection, conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) head lice, etc.