Illness Fact Sheets

It is always helpful to review our sickness policy so you can best determine when to keep your child home.  Here are the guidelines from our handbook:

Children are to remain home when they exhibit the following:

  • Vomits or has diarrhea and for 24 hours after these symptoms have occurred.

  • Has a fever of 100 (F) or greater and for 24 hours after the fever has gone away, *without taking medication that would reduce the fever, such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen.

  • Coughs almost constantly or complains of difficulty breathing.

  • Exhibits abdominal pain for more than two hours.

  • Has sores on mouth or skin that are crusty, yellow or draining.

  • Displays an unexplained skin rash or red eye (with or without crusting/drainage).

If a student shows signs of illness or fever of 100 degrees or higher while at school, parents are contacted and the student is sent home. Students are to be symptom free (no fever, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.) for 24 hours before returning to school.

Below are links to common illness fact sheets:

For other illness not listed, please go to:

CDC Illness Fact Sheets