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We have prepared the following information to help families with this decision. 

  • If student is unable to participate in routine activities.
  • If student has a fever of 100 degrees or more, the student should stay home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal (without fever-reducing medication).
  • If student has vomited or had diarrhea, the student should stay home until 24 hours after the last episode.
  • If student has any rash that may be disease-related or the cause is unknown, check with your family physician before sending the student to school.
  • If student is unusually tired, has uncontrolled coughing, unexplained irritability, persistent crying, difficulty breathing, wheezing, or other unusual signs. Do not send to school until a health care provider has done an evaluation to rule out severe illness.

If student is ill at home, please call the school attendance line each day to report the reason for absence. It is helpful if specific symptoms and/or diagnosis are reported.

The health office at your child's school should be notified when a student has a communicable condition (i.e., chicken pox, strep throat or head lice) so appropriate measures may be taken. Notices may be sent home when these conditions occur in a student's classroom.