WHEN SHOULD YOUR CHILD STAY HOME FROM SCHOOL?A SIMPLE GUIDE . . .Children should be kept home if they have diarrhea, vomiting, severe coughs, severe colds, or undetermined rashes. Children should not come to school with a temperature of 100 degrees or above. The temperature should stay below 100 degrees for 24 hours before returning to school. In addition, children should not return to school for 24 hours if they have diarrhea or vomiting. Consultation with your family doctor is essential if there are any questions.Keep Your Child at Home if He/She Has the Following Contagious Diseases:Your Child May Return to School:Chicken PoxWhen all chicken pox are scabbed over. Usually 7 days.Conjunctivitis (pink eye)(bacterial/viral)When symptoms are clear or 24 hours after treatment with antibiotics.Fifth DiseaseAfter diagnosis by physician unless child has fever. No treatment necessary.Head LiceAfter medicated shampoo (i.e., Kwell, Rid, A200, etc.) and all nits are removed.Impetigo24 hours after treatment has begun; draining sores must be covered.PinwormsAfter treatment by a physician.Ringworm24 hours after treatment by physician, exclude from contact sports until sores are gone. Keep area covered.ScabiesAfter treatment with prescription medication.Streptococcal Sore Throat(strep throat)24 hours after treatment with prescription medication has begun and fever has subsided.BE ALERT FOR SYMPTOMS IN OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS!If your child has Measles, Mumps, Rubella or Hepatitis, call the school nurse for specific advice.Call your school nurse, if you have questions or concerns about your child's health or safety.