Reasons to keep your child at home

  •  Reasons to keep your child home include but are not limited to:

    • A Fever of 100 degrees or more:
      • keep your child home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal (98.6) without the use of fever reducing medication.
    • Vomiting or Diarrhea: 
      • keep your child home for a minimum of 24 hours after the last episode.
    • Rash:
      • if the cause is unknown please check with your physician before sending your child to school

    Specific Considerations:

    • Conjunctivitis:

      • 24 hours after treatment has begun and/or discharge has ceased
    • Impetigo:
      • 24 hours after treatment has begun.
      • Open lesions must be covered. If lesions cannot be covered, student must be excluded until lesions are closed and dry
    • Head Lice:
      • after treatment is completed and no live lice are found
    • Strep Throat
      • 24 hours after starting antibiotic treatment
    • Ring Worm:
      • after treatment is started and any lesions must be covered