When to Keep Your Student Home

  • There's no question that we want your kids in school as much as possible. However, there are times staying home is necessary. 

    A fever higher than 100.5 degF is one sign of illness. A fever higher than 103 is usually time to call the doctor. 

    Click on a symptom below that would keep your child home and find out when it's ok to send them back. 


  • After an illness of 2 or more weeks, surgery or other change in health status

  • Brown or bloody urine

  • Cough: Deep, barking, congested or productive of colored mucous

  • Diarrhea: 3 loose or watery stools in one day

  • Fever greater than 100.5 degrees (orally)

  • Rash or rash with fever - new or sudden onset

  • Stiff neck or headache with fever

  • Strep throat diagnosed by health care provider

  • Unusually sleepy, lethargic or grumpy

  • Vomiting

  • White, clay-colored or bloody stool

  • Yellow color of skin or eyes

  • Yellow or brown drainage from eyes or unusual drainage from other parts of the body, such as a draining sore