Horace W. Porter

When to Keep Your Child Home

The following situations warrant keeping your child home from school:
  • Temperature above 100.4
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Earache
  • Persistent coughing
  • Rash of unknown origin
  • Too sick to participate in school activities
When returning to school from a fever, your child should be fever-free for 24 hours off medication. When returning from vomiting or diarrhea, once the vomiting or diarrhea has stopped and your child is able to take his/her normal diet.