When Should I Keep My Child Home From School?
Below are symptoms on when you should keep a child home from school:
- Coughing: If your child has a persistent, disruptive cough
- Diarrhea: Until diarrhea has ceased for 24 hours without medication
- Fever 100 degrees or higher: Until fever is below 100 degrees for 24 hours without medication
- Lice or Nits: Until treated and “nit free” (must be checked by clinic or office staff before returning to the classroom)
- Rash: If a rash is untreated or if a child is too uncomfortable even if treated
- Strep Throat/Scarlet Fever: Until he/she has been on antibiotics for 24 hours
- Conjunctivitis: Has red, swollen eyes that itch and are draining pus or have a crusty appearance upon awakening. Keep home until he/she has been on eye drops/antibiotics for 24 hours and cleared by a doctor
- Vomiting: Until vomiting has ceased for 24 hours without medication
- Communicable Diseases: If your child has been diagnosed with a communicable disease keep him/her home until the doctor clears your child to return to school. Examples include but are not limited to chicken pox, impetigo, scabies, lice, and ringworm.