Guidelines for a Sick Child
A child should stay home if there is:
*Fever of 100.0 or higher
*Persistent pain – stomach, ear, throat, head, etc.
*Widespread rash or skin infection
*Pinkeye or conjunctivitis
*If he/she’s too sick to be comfortable at school or participate in educational activities
*If he/she might spread a contagious disease to other children
***Children with a fever should stay home until there is no fever for 24 hours, without taking Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.
***A child with the flu should be symptom-free for 24 hours and be able to hold down food and fluids before returning to school.