Guidelines for Deciding Whether or Not to Send a Child to School When There is a Question of Illness

Parents may find the following check list helpful in deciding whether or not to send a child to school when there is a question of illness.

Keep Your Child Home If

  • There is a fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more
  • There is obvious signs of respiratory illness, such as thick nasal discharge, frequent coughing, severe sore throat, earache or drainage from the eyes.
  • The child has vomited within the previous twelve hours, has persistent diarrhea or severe abdominal pain.
  • There is any unidentified (therefore, possibly contagious) rash or any open skin lesions.
  • The child has an untreated head lice infestation. This is a strictly enforced county policy.