When should I keep my child home from school due to illness?


If your child has a fever of 100.0 or higher, has vomiting or diarrhea during the night, or has drainage from his eyes. He should stay home from school.

A child may need to stay home for a day or two when he has a cold, frequent cough, runny nose or the fatigue that is often present at the height of a cold. A day or two at home resting and drinking a lot of fluids is often needed so the child can return for the school day.

If your child has a stomach illness causing nausea and vomiting they should stay home from school. They should remain at home until they have been able to hold down solid food for 24 hours. See contagious disease section for more information.

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