Should You Send Your Child to School?

  • Have you ever wondered if your child is sick enough to stay home or if he/she should go to school? Take a look at the guidelines below to help you with your decision:

     

    Send Your Child to School If:

     

    • The child has a temperature of less than 100 degrees Fahrenheit 
    • The child has not vomited for 24 hours
    • There is a slight, but not persistent cough
    • There is a slight cold
    • There is no diarrhea for 24 hours
    • Conjunctivitis or pink eye has been treated for 24 hours
    • A skin rash has been treated for 24 hours
    • There is no active case of lice or nits
    • There is a slight headache that has not been caused by an injury or fever
    • There is a slight sore throat of 1-2 days that is not worsening
    • Ringworm has been treated for 24 hours

     

    Keep the child home and call your doctor if:

     

    • The child has a temperature of 100.0 F or more without the use of Tylenol or Motrin
    • The child has vomited within a 24-hour period
    • There is a persistent cough
    • There is a bad cold or virus with symptoms of nasal discharge or persistent cough
    • There is a virus with vomiting, stomach cramping, or diarrhea, etc.
    • Eyes are red, irritated, itching, or painful
    • There is a skin rash that is itching, spreading, or worsening
    • There is head lice or nits
    • A severe headache that is caused by an injury or fever
    • There is a bad sore throat for 3 days or longer or there is a sore throat and a rash

     

    Medication Administration at School

    NOTE: If your child visits the doctor and needs to take medications at school, call the school for policy information and to obtain the necessary medication forms.