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School Exclusion

School Exclusion

Following are guidelines for when to keep your child home from school.

  • Appearance & Behavior
    • Unusually tired, pale, difficult to awaken, confused, or irritable, with lack of appetite. These problems are sufficient reason to exclude a child from school. 
  • Ear Infections
    • Your child may attend school after receiving medical treatment. (Untreated ear infections can cause permanent hearing loss, and more serious problems.)
  • Fever
    • Temperature of 100 degrees or higher. May be asociated with confusion, diarrhea, earache, irritability, rash, sore throat, vomiting, cough, or headache. Do not send to school until your child has been fever-free for 24 hours (without medicine).
  • Rash
    • Body rash with evidence of infection should not attend school.
  • Vomiting
    • Vomiting two or more times within the past 24-hours. Child should not go to school. 
  • Diarrhea
    • Three or more stools in a 24-hour period especially if your child acts or looks ill. 
  • Eyes
    • Thick mucus or pus draining from the eye, or pink eye. Your child probably can attend school immediately after starting medical treatment. 
  • Lice and Scabies
    • Children cannot return to school until their hair has been treated with lice shampoo. Proof of treatment must be brought in along with the child. children with Scabies can to to school after treatment has started. 
  • Sore Throat
    • Especially with a fever or swollen glands in the neck should not attend school. 
  • Common Cold
    • If your child has minor cold symptoms, but does not have symptoms described above, they may not need to be kept home from school. A long-term (chronic) greenish nasal discharge, and/or a chronic cough are symptoms that should be seen by a doctor.