When Should I Keep My Child Home From School?

  • A temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater. Temperature should be normal for 24 hours without the help of Tylenol or Motrin.
  • A diagnosis of strep throat. Your child should remain at home until he/she has been on an antibiotics for a full 24 hours.
  • If your child has vomited and is ill during the previous night or in the morning.
  • If your child has diarrhea and is ill during the previous night or in the morning.
  • If your child has a moist productive cough, chest congestion or thick nasal drainage.
  • If your child has a red swollen eye that itches and has yellow drainage.
  • If your child has live head lice.
  • Please contact the school or school nurse if your child has a communicable disease, such as chicken pox, measles, ringworm, impetigo or scabies.

 

Flu Like Symptom Check List;

Should I Keep My Child Home?

  • Has your child had a fever of 100.4 degrees or more in the past 24 hours?
  • Does your child have a cough OR sore throat?

If you answered YES to both questions above, keep your child home. Your child has an influenza-like illness.


 

Can My Child Return To School?

  • Has your child had a fever of 100.4 degrees or more in the past 24 hours?
  • Has your child had acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil) in the past 24 hours for treatment of fever?

If you answered NO to both questions above, your child can return to school.

If you answered YES to either one of the questions above, your child CAN NOT return to school. Keep your child home for another day to observe for additional symptoms. Then use the check list questions again to decide whether you should continue to keep your child home.