How sick is too sick to come to school?
In general, children are too sick to come to school when:
They are contagious.
Their symptoms are serious enough to prevent them from focusing on the tasks they need to do there.
- Does your child have a rash that is undiagnosed and could be contagious?
- Does your child have a persistent cough (phlegmy or dry)?
- Does your child have a stomachache accompanied by fever, vomiting, diarrhea, pain or hard belly?
- Does your child have a sore throat with fever, headache, stomachache, or swollen glands?
- Are your child’s eyes crusty, bright red, and/or discharging yellow or green fluid?
- Does your child have diarrhea?
- Does your child have a fever above 101° F?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, please keep your child home from school and consider seeking medical attention. Your child could have a serious or contagious illness. Keep your child home until he or she has been symptom free for at least 24 hours or until a doctor indicates that he or she can return to school.
If children have a cold, headache, or stomachache that is not accompanied by fever, vomiting or diarrhea, he/she is welcome to come to school.
If a child has a rash, it could be contagious. Please seek medical advice before allowing your child to come to school.
Earaches are not contagious. Children can come to school as long as they can concentrate on their work.