When To Keep My Child Home

Colds, Flu and other viruses are numerous during the fall and winter months. Here are a few guidelines to help you know when your child should not go to school and when they should return.

  • If your child has a temperature greater then 100. They may return to school when they have been fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medicines, such as Tylenol.
  • If your child has been diagnosed with strep throat, your child should be on the prescribed antibiotic for at least 24 hours before returning to school. Remember; please take the antibiotic as prescribed until all medication is gone.
  • If your child has been diagnosed with pink eye, they should not return until they have been treated for at least 24 hours.
  • If your child has vomiting or diarrhea. They may return 24 hours after the last episode.
  • If your child has been diagnosed with the flu, please keep them home as long as they are showing any symptoms. This could take up to a week.
  • Any unexplained skin rashes should be examined by a doctor. For the student to return to school, the doctor should send a note to the school confirming that the rash in not contagious.