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.
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.