When to Keep Your Child Home From School

"Is he/she really sick?" 
Read below to find out if you need to keep your child home from school...
 
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When to Keep Your Child Home From School

  • Temperature 100.5 or higher (keep at home until fever-free for 24 hours)
  • Rash with fever or behavior change (until seen by a doctor)
  • Illness that prevents the child from participating comfortably in program activities
  • Difficulty breathing or other signs of serious illness
  • Diarrhea that cannot be contained or has blood/mucus in it
  • Vomiting two or more times in previous 24 hours
  • Pink eye with discharge (until seen by doctor)
  • Strep throat (until 24 hours after antibiotics have been started)
  • Head lice ( until after treatment is completed and free of live bugs)
  • Scabies (until after treatment is completed)
  • Chicken pox (until the sixth day of onset of the rash or sooner if all sores are dried and crusted)