1. If your child has a fever. When a child has a temperature of 100 or more, they are often both infectious and also really not feeling well. You cannot truly assess temperature if kids have taken Tylenol or ibuprofen, so make sure you do not check when those medications are on board. Students should be afebrile (fever-free) for at least 24 hours without medication before they return to school.
2. If your child feels ill enough that they cannot participate in class or focus on learning activities.
3. If your child is contagious (pink eye, strep throat, flu). Please keep your child home in this case. They will recover better and faster, and are less likely to spread their illness to other students and teachers. If your child needs antibiotics, they should NOT return to school until they have been on antibiotics for at least 24 hours. Students should bring medical documentation (a note from doctor) indicating they have been evaluated and treated, with any pertinent information about their current health status.
4. Vomiting and/or diarrhea. Your child should not return until they have no vomiting or diarrhea for at least 24 hours.
Sometimes there is not a clear line between when your child should come to school and when s/he should stay home. Any of the above are when students should definitely stay home from school. If you take your child to the doctor, please turn in medical documentation with an update on their condition.