Reasons to Stay Home From Home From School

Should My Child Go to School?

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  • Should My Child Go to School Today?

    It is ok to go to school with: 

    • Common Cold
    • Runny Nose
      • Regardless of the color or consistency of the drainage as long as the hcild can take care of the drainage themselves.
    • Cough
    • Eye Drainage
      • Without fever, eye pain, or eyelid/eyeball redness
    • Rash
      • Without fever or behavior changes
    • Lice Eggs (Nits)
      • Long hair should be pulled back

    If your child has three or more symptoms, they need to be seen by their healthcare provider.

    Please keep your child home if:

    • Child Appears to be Severely Ill
      • Not responsive, irritable, persistent crying, difficulty breathing, quickly spreading rash
    • Fever of 100.4 or Higher
      • Stay home until fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medications
    • Diarrhea
      • Stay home if pooping more frequently or is loose and not related to dietary changes
      • Stay home until free of diarrhea for 24 hours without medication to control the frequency/consistency
    • Vomiting - 2 or more times in the last 24 hours
      • Stay home until no vomiting for 24 hours without medication to stop the vomiting and eating has resumed
    • Rash
      • With fever or behavior changes
      • Stay home until the healthcare provider diagnoses causes
    • Strep Throat
      • Stay home until student has had 2 doses of antibiotics prescribed by a doctor (12 hours apart)