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When to stay home


When Should Your Child Stay Home From School?

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 without fever reducing medication 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 and notify the school clinic if He/She Has the Following Contagious Diseases:
Your Child May Return to School:
Chicken Pox
When all chicken pox are scabbed over. Usually 7 days.
Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
When symptoms are clear or 24 hours after treatment with antibiotics.
Stay home for the next 5 days, until your fever is gone, and other symptoms have decreased. Wear a mask for the next 5 days.
Fifth Disease
After diagnosis by physician unless child has fever. No treatment necessary.
Head Lice
After medicated shampoo (i.e., Kwell, Rid, A200, etc.) and all nits are removed.
24 hours after treatment has begun; draining sores must be covered.
After treatment by a physician.
24 hours after treatment by physician, exclude from contact sports until sores are gone.  Keep area covered.
After treatment with prescription medication.
Streptococcal Sore Throat
(strep throat)
24 hours after treatment with prescription medication has begun and fever has subsided.


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.