Is My Child Too Sick For School?

It is our goal to keep students as healthy as possible. Your cooperation in following the guidelines below for determining when to keep your student home from school is greatly appreciated. Adherence to these guidelines will help us provide a healthy learning environment for all children.

  • Fever of 100 degrees or more: students should be kept home until they are fever ­free without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours.
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea: students should be kept home for 24 hours after last episode.
  • Strep Throat: students should be kept home until they have been on an antibiotic for 12 hours.
  • Rash: student should be kept home until your doctor has determined whether the rash is contagious. If treatment is started, your student should be on the medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis): If your child is diagnosed with pink eye, they do not need to stay home unless they have a fever or are not healthy enough to participate in routine activities. Antibiotics or a note from a healthcare provider are not required for your student to return to school.

A Medication Administration Form must be completed for medication to be administered at school. A physician and parent/guardian signature is required for prescription medication. A parent/guardian signature is required for over the counter medications. Medications need to be supplied in the original container. 


When your child is ill, please call the school daily to report the illness. Attendance lines are available 24 hours/day. For additional information on the District's Attendance Policy please visit the website for your student’s school.