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                Is my child too sick for school?


Is Your Child Too Sick for School?

Children who are ill or feel sick can create difficulties in group settings such as the classroom environment. An ill child often demands more attention from the teacher or caregiver and cannot fully participate in group or educational activities. Worse yet, the child with a communicable disease may spread the illness to others. This is especially true in the case of medically fragile children.

On the other hand, children who don’t have a fever and only have a mild cough, runny nose or other cold symptoms can be sent to school without any harm to themselves or others.

* The main reason for keeping your child home are:

● Too sick to be comfortable in school.
●  Might spread a contagious disease to other children/staff.

* As a rule of thumb a child should stay home if he has:

● A fever (100.4F or greater)
● Vomited
● Diarrhea
● A very frequent cough
● Persistent pain (ear, stomach, etc.)
● A widespread rash

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