When to Keep Child Home from School or When Child Will be Sent Home:
• Fever with an oral temperature of 100.0 degrees F or greater. Please do NOT give your child medicine to reduce their temperature and send the child to school.
• Signs of severe illness, including fever, irritability, difficulty breathing, crying that doesn’t stop with the usual comforting, excessive coughing or extreme sleepiness.
• Diarrhea or stools that contain blood or mucus.
• Vomiting two or more times in 24 hours, unless a physician feels the cause of vomiting is not an infectious disease and the child is in no danger of becoming dehydrated (note required).
• Mouth sores and drooling until a physician or the health authority has said student is not infectious (note required).
• A rash or a change in behavior until a physician has determined that the problem is not caused by an infectious disease (note required).
• Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) that includes red, irritated eyes with discharge or crusting around the eyes.