When is my child too sick for school

When is My Child Too Sick for School?

The main reasons to keep your child home are: obvious signs that your child would not comfortably participate in class activities or your child may be contagious and spread illness to others. Generally, other reasons are:

  • a fever of 99.7 or above
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • frequent coughing or sneezing
  • persistent pain of the ear or stomach or anywhere
  • unexplained rash

Should your child tell you, "I feel sick", please check what may be going on and keep her or him at home as necessary.