To help protect children from spreading communicable diseases and protect other students and staff from potential illness, keep children home when they are too sick for school.
If your child has any of the following symptoms, please keep him/her home, or make appropriate child care arrangements. It will be necessary to pick your student up from school as soon as possible if he/she shows any of the following symptoms at school:
If your child is feeling unwell, it’s important to consider whether they are too sick to attend school. According to Verywell Family, some symptoms that automatically rule out school include fever, diarrhea, and vomiting 1. If your child has a serious cough, particularly if it’s accompanied by breathing troubles, it’s best to call your doctor and keep them home 1. Skin rashes could be a sign of a contagious infection, such as impetigo, so it’s important to have a rash evaluated by a doctor before sending your child to school 1. If your child is experiencing symptoms that will make it difficult for them to participate effectively in school or distract other students, you should keep them home 2. Symptoms that could cause this include fever, pain, cough, sneezing, pinkeye, and fatigue 2. If your child has a fever greater than 100.4, a cough, trouble breathing, chills, muscle pains, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, severe stomach pain, or significant tiredness or fatigue, they should stay home from school 3. If you’re still unsure whether your child is too sick for school, it’s always best to consult with your doctor or pediatrician 13. Let me know if you have any other questions!