Illness and Sending a Child to School

One of the goals of health services is to assure a healthy environment. Many parents ask  about when students should stay home or attend school. Please see the Communicable Diseases section.  The following information is intended to help guide you with making that decision.

  • If a student has a fever of 100 degrees or more, the student should stay at home until 24 hours after the temperature has returned to normal.
  • If a student has diarrhea or has vomited, the student should stay home until symptom free for 24 hours.
  • If a student has any rash that may be related to disease, or the cause is unknown, please see a doctor before sending the student to school .
  • If you are keeping your child home because they are ill, please call the school attendance line daily to report specific symptoms and/or diagnosis.