When to Keep Your Student Home

When Parents Should Keep Students Home From School 

  • Fever (considered as temperature of 100° or greater): Student must stay home until fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.

  • Diarrhea (considered as more than twice in a 24 hour period): Student must stay home until no loose stools for 24 hours, unless other symptoms are present.
  • Vomiting: Student must stay home until he/she can tolerate a normal diet without vomiting for 24 hours.
  • Influenza (considered fever with one or more of the following: body aches, chills, sore throat, or cough): Student must stay home until symptom free for 24 hours.
  • Rashes: Students with rashes accompanied by fever or other signs of illness must be evaluated by their health care provider and cleared to return to school.