These guidelines help to prevent the spread of illness to other students and staff. Children benefit greatly from the rest and fluids provided at home.


  • FEVER - Depending on how your child feels he/she may attend school with a temperature less than 100 degrees F. A student should be without a fever for 24 hours (without fever reducing medication ie: Tylenol, Advil) before returning to school.
  • STOMACHACHE, VOMITING, DIARRHEA - A child with vomiting and/or diarrhea should be kept at home until symptoms have resolved for 24 hours and the child is able to keep in food and liquid.
  • INFECTION AND ON ANTIBIOTICS - (i.e. respiratory infection) Children are no longer considered contagious after 12 hours of antibiotics, depending on how your child feels they may return to school.
  • RASH - If you child has an unusual rash or it is associated with a fever, keep your child home until you have discussed the rash with your Health Care Provider.
  • CONTAGIOUS DISEASE: strep throat, impetigo, bacterial pinkeye, may return after 12 hours of treatment with antibiotic.
  • NUISANCE DISEASES: head lice, scabies, ringworm - must be treated before returning to school.
  • CHICKEN POX: child may return to school 5-7 days after onset of rash, with all sores dry and scabbed over.

The U.S. Surgeon General, Food & Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend that aspirin and a combination products containing aspirin not be administered to children 18 years of age and under during episodes of influenza-like illnesses, chicken pox and common colds. Research has shown an association between the development of Reye's Syndrome and the use of aspirin for treating the symptoms of these illnesses.