When To Keep Kids Home from School

When Parents Should Keep Students Home From School

Fever (considered as temperature of 100° or greater): Student must stay home
until fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.

Diarrhea (considered as more than twice in a 24 hour period): Student must stay home until no loose stools for 24 hours, unless other symptoms are present.

Vomiting: Student must stay home until he/she can tolerate a normal diet without vomiting for 24 hours.

Influenza (considered fever with one or more of the following: body aches, chills, sore throat, or cough): Student must stay home until symptom free for 24 hours.

Rashes: Students with rashes accompanied by fever or other signs of illness must be evaluated by their health care provider and cleared to return to school.


Any questions about other illnesses your student is experiencing should be directed to your building’s School Health Consultant or by calling our office directly at 360-396- 3580.