SCHOOL AND ILLNESS: SHOULD YOUR CHILD STAY AT HOME?
(Information obtained from Handout Children's Hospital)
CHILD IS TOO ILL FOR SCHOOL
- Seems very tired and needs bedrest (this is common with flu symptoms)
- Has vomiting or diarrhea
- Becomes short of breath or has an increase in wheezing during normal activity.
- Has a temperature above 100 degrees Fahrenheit by mouth
- Has yellow or green drainage from eye(s)
Your child should not go to school if his temperature is above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Your child may return to school 24 hours after their temperature id below 100 degrees and is feeling better.REMEMBER
Copyright 1991-2001, Children's Hospital, Inc., Columbus, Ohio 10/91, Revised 12/1999
- School is a child's work. It is important for normal development. If your child is absent often, it may be harder to keep up with their classes. It is important that your child does not miss more than a few days of school a year due to illness.
- Ask your doctor or the school nurse when you are not sure about keeping you child home.