When Should My Child Stay Home?

When Should My Child Stay Home?

Fever

If your child is at school with a temperature above 100.4 F,
he or she will be required to go home.  Fever is often the

presenting symptom for many infections.

Vomiting

Children who are vomiting should stay home until
vomiting has reso
lved.  If your child vomits at
school, he
or she will be required to go home.

Diarrhea

Diarrhea may be the result of an infectious process, diet,
medications, malabsorption, or chronic illness.

Children with diarrheal illness will not be allowed in school

until the diarrhea has subsided.

Red and Draining Eyes

Red and draining eyes indicate a potential infection.  A
child with these symptoms will be required to go home.

Because there is a possibility of a contagious infection,

you may be asked to have your child evaluated by a

heathcare provider before returning to school.

Rashes

A rash often indictes the presence of an infectious disease.
A child with an unidentified rash will be required to go home.

You may be asked to have your child evaluated by a healthcare

provider before returning to school.

Cough

Coughs may occur with a variety of respiratory conditions including
allergies, asthma, and sinusitis.  A cough accompanied by a fever,

excess secretions, colored sputum, or wheezing requires medical

attention.

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Last Modified on August 16, 2012

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