Sick Day - When to keep your student home
Should I keep my child home or send him or her to school?
School policy requests a child stay home if he or she:
Has a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher.
- Keep your child home until his or her fever—100.4 or higher—has been gone for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.
Has been vomiting or has diarrhea without a fever.
- Keep your child home 24 hours after the last vomiting or diarrhea episode.
Has symptoms that keep him or her from participating in school, such as:
- Very tired or lack of appetite.
- Cough that he or she cannot control.
- Shortness of breathe or difficulty breathing.
- Moderate to severe headache, body aches, or earache.
- Sore throat—a minor sore throat is ok for school, but a severe sore throat could be strep throat, even if there is no fever.
- New loss of taste or smell.