When should I keep my child home from school... ?

Coughing– if they have a persistent, disruptive cough

Diarrhea– until diarrhea has ceased for 24 hours without medication

Fever100 degrees or higher – until fever is below 100 degrees for 24 hours without medication

Lice or Nits– until treated and “nit free” (must be checked by clinic before returning to classroom)

Rash– if rash is untreated or if child is too uncomfortable even if treated

Strep Throat/Scarlet Fever– until he/she has been on antibiotics for 24 hours

Conjunctivitis – has red, swollen eyes that itch and are draining pus or have a crusty appearance upon awakening. Keep home until he/she has been on eye drops/antibiotics for 24 hours and cleared by a doctor

Vomiting – until vomiting has ceased for 24 hours without medication

Communicable Diseases- If your child has been diagnosed with a communicable disease keep him/her home until the doctor clears your child to return to school. Examples include but are not limited to chicken pox, impetigo, scabies, lice and ringworm.