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When to Keep Your Child at Home

Regular attendance at school is encouraged and is necessary for your child’s progress. However, he/she should stay at home if he/she has any of the following conditions in order to prevent the spread of communicable diseases to others.

  • Fever – temperature of 100 or above. Child should remain home until fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication or on antibiotics for 24 hours.


  • Vomiting – your child should not attend school if they have vomited within the last 24 hours.


  • Diarrhea – Your child should remain home if they have had diarrhea within the last 24 hours.


  • Undiagnosed rash – Your child should not attend school until the rash has been diagnosed and treated. It could be measles, chickenpox or some other contagious disease.


  • Pink Eye (conjunctivitis) – Pink eye is contagious. Your child should be seen by your doctor and treated before returning to school.


  • Lice and/or nits (eggs) – Your child should not return to school until he/she has been treated with a lice shampoo and removed as many nits as possible You must accompany your child upon his/her return to school and bring a receipt for lice shampoo. Take your child to the office to see the school nurse.


There are times when your child looks and feels like he/she is too ill to study or learn in school. If so, there is no point in being at school. He/she will not be able to learn.

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