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.