•  When to keep your child home from school: 


    Keep Your Child Home If:

    Communicable Illness

    Pediatrician has diagnosed strep infection, hand foot and mouth, conjunctivitis (pink eye) or other communicable illness. Child should be kept home in accordance with pediatrician instructions. Notify school of diagnosis.


    Child coughs frequently, coughs up phlegm, cough sounds like a bark or cough is accompanied by a sore throat or wheezing.

    Ear Ache

    Child’s pain is constant or severe.


    Child has a morning temperature of 100º F or higher, or temperature is below 100º but child is achy, pale, or tired. Child must be fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of fever-reducing medication before returning to school.


    The rash blisters, develops pus or is uncomfortable.

    Sneezing or Runny Nose

    Child is sneezing a lot and nose won’t stop running.

    Sore Throat

    Child has tender swollen glands and a fever of 100º or higher.

    Stomach Ache

    Child has had two or more episodes of vomiting or diarrhea or has had one in the past 24 hours and feels tired or ill.Child must remain at home for at least 24 hours following the last episode of vomiting or diarrhea.