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When do I keep my child home from school?

Please keep your child home from school if he or she has:
  • Temperature 100 degrees or higher in the past 24 hours
  • Vomiting or diarrhea in the past 24 hours
  • Fever of unknown origin that causes chills, sweating, or muscle aches
  • Strep infections of any kind, ringworm, conjunctivitis, or impetigo. These are all contagious infections and must be treated with medication for at least 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Rash of unknown origin- this may indicate many different things and should be checked out by your primary care physician
  • Pain such as earaches, toothaches and headaches should be taken seriously and need evaluation.