Should My Child Take a Sick Day?

It’s almost time for the bus to arrive, and my child is complaining of not feeling well. What should I do? 

Knowing when to send your child off to school and when to keep him/her home can be a tough judgment call. A few guidelines can help if you are wondering how sick is too sick for school. You should consider keeping your child home if any of the following symptoms are observed:

  • Diarrhea 
  • Repeated vomiting 
  • Fever (see note below) 
  • Severe sore throat 
  • Wheezing/difficulty breathing
  • Redness/discharge from eye
  • Uncontrolled or severe coughing
  • Skin problems:  rashes of unknown origins  

All student absences should be verified by calling into the office. Please inform the school if your child has a communicable illness, such as strep throat, influenza, etc.! 

Note on Fevers:
A student with a body temperature of 100.0 or above and who has additional indications of illness will be sent home. The district recommends that a student with a fever of 101.0 and above remain out of school for 24 hours after fever returns to normal.