When to Keep Your Student Home

  • Please keep your child at home if he or she has the following symptoms:


Unusually tired, pale, no appetite, hard to wake or confused.


If there is drainage, vision change, and/or redness of the eyelid, itching, pain, or sensitivity to light, this might be a sign of "pink eye" (conjuctivitis). The student should be checked by a health care provider.


Temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Students need to be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.

Bad Cold or Cough

Students need to be able to cover their cough to be at school. If a cough or cold persists for more than two weeks, the student may need to be seen by a health care provider.


Two or more watery stools in 24 hours. Students should stay home for 24 hours after the last time they vomited.


Bothersome body rash, especially with fever or itching. Some rashes may spread to others and should be checked by a health care provider.

Injury or Surgery

Sudents unable to concentrate due to pain or pain medication should stay home. Please have your health care provider contact the school nurse to help your child safely reurn to school. Letting the school nurse know in advance of any planned surgery will be helpful.

  • If you have any questions about your child's symptoms, please contact your health care provider.