Health Guidelines for School Attendance

Do not send your child to school if any of the following symptoms or conditions were present in the
last 24 hours.  You may be asked to take your child home if your child:

  • Has a fever of 100 degrees or higher. Student may return to scholl when the temperature returns to normal (98.6) for 24 hours without the help of medication.
  • Has been vomiting and/or diarrhea. If you child has two or more espisodes during the previous evening or night they may not attend school. Call you child's healthcare provider if symptoms continue for more than 48 hours, your child has a fever or his/her condition worsens.
  • Has a rash with a fever. May return to school after medical evaluation has determined not to be communicable.
  • Has bacterial infection. Your child may return to school after taking prescribed antibiotics for 24 hours.
  • Purulent drainage from the eye(s) does not improve when any discharge that is present is wiped from the eye(s). If child complains of eye pain with redness, child should be see healthcare provider. 
  • Has live lice. Student may return to school after they have been treated. 
  • Untreated infected skin patches that have weeping fluid. 
  • Has symptoms that prevent him or her from participating in school, such as: 
    • Excessive tiredness, pale, difficult to wake, confused or irritable, lack of appetite
    • Productive coughing, sneezing
    • Continuous coughing
    • Headache, body aches, earache
    • Severe sore throat. Contact your pediatrician as your child needs a special test to determine if it is strep throat.


If you are unsure about whether to send your child to school, please contact the school with any questions you may have.

Click on any of the conditions below for more information. 

Influenza (flu)
Hand Foot and Mouth Disease
Strep Throat