Attendance Guidelines

When Children Must Remain Home


Children must remain home if they have any of the following:
  • A contagious illness like chicken pox, flu, or strep throat, until the doctor says it's safe to return or the child has been on antibiotics for 24 hours.
  • A rash or skin condition not diagnosed by a doctor.
  • A fever that causes chills, sweating or muscle aches.
  • Temperature over 100.4° within the past 24 hours.
  • Vomiting or diarrhea.
  • Red or pink eyes, or drainage from eyes.
  • Head lice (live lice).
  • Have been notified by the school nurse / health department that immunizations are not up to date (exclusion notice is given after the 3rd warning).

Returning to School


When can a child return to school after an illness? Before returning to school:
  • A child must be fever-free without medication for 24 hours.
  • A child must be symptom free for 24 hours.
  • A child with a diagnosis of strep throat, impetigo or conjunctivitis must be on medication for 24 hours before returning to school.