Whether or not to keep a child home from school isn't always an easy decision. It is obvious that actively ill children should not be in school. Your child should be kept home if he/she exhibits any of the following signs and symptoms:

  • Fever 100 degrees or higher - Your child should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.

  • Vomiting/diarrhea

  • Severe cold symptoms such as congestion, sneezing, nasal drainage, or severe cough.

  • Not feeling well enough to participate in school activities such as a painful injury, urinary tract infection, nagging cough, etc.

Any child who has a fever of 100 degrees or above should not be in school and will be sent home if he/she exhibits symptoms at school.