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Too Sick For School?

One of the issues that often comes up for parents is whether or not to send a child to school when s/he complains of not feeling well. If your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms or conditions, please keep him/her at home where s/he can rest comfortably. Your child’s teacher, classmates and their parents will all thank you!

  • Fever: May return when fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medications.
  • Unidentified rash with fever: Please speak with your child's doctor.
  • Diarrhea: (2-3 loose/watery stools in half a day) May return when free of diarrhea for 24 hours.
  • Vomiting: May return when vomiting has stopped for 24 hours.
  • Strep Throat: May return once your child has been on antibiotics for 24 hours.
  • Eye Infection: (Conjunctivitis or Pink - Eye) May return once treated for at least 24 hours, or is symptom-free for untreated viral conjunctivitis.
  • Earache, especially with fever: Please contact your child's doctor.
  • Impetigo: Return to school once child has been on medication for 24 hours. Lesions (spots) should be covered.
  • Flu or other respiratory infection: Please keep your child home until fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication and other symptoms have subsided and as recommended by their primary care provider.

Thank you for helping to keep the Cape Cod Hill School community healthy!