When to Keep Your Child Home
There are times when you're not sure it is necessary to keep your child home from school. Here are some symptoms that may mean your child is sick.
- Running or inflamed eyes or nose
- Abdominal pain
- Sore throat
- Enlarged glands
A child should remain at home at least 24 hours with no fever, diarrhea, or vomiting following an illness. Notify the school that your child will be absent. When your child returns to school, he must bring a written excuse stating the dates and reason for absence. This excuse must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.
By following these guidelines, you will protect not only the health of your child, but the health of his classmates and school staff as well!