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When to Keep Your Child Home from School

When to Keep Your Child Home from School*

  1. They are vomiting – 2 or more times in 24 hours. 
  2.  They have diarrhea – 3 or more watery stools in 24 hours.
  3.  They have a rash – any unexplained rash, especially with a fever or itching. 
  4.  They have an eye infection – reddened eye, thick mucus, or pus draining from the eye. 
  5.  They have a sore throat – with either fever or swollen glands. 
  6.  They have a fever – temperature of 99.6 degrees or more with symptoms, such as an earache, or just not feeling well, or a temperature of 100 degrees or higher with or without symptoms. 

*Please follow the district’s new CoVid guidelines for keeping your student home and what is needed for follow-up to return to school.  That information can be found here:

A sick child cannot learn effectively and is unable to participate in class as usual.  Keeping your child home prevents the spread of illnesses in the school and allows them the opportunity to rest and recover completely from their illness.  Please do not hesitate to contact the School Nurse with any questions, 316-794-4113, or 


When your child is sick…

  •  Please call the school office at 316-794-4000 and let them know your child will be absent. 
  •  Please inform the School Nurse if your child has strep throat, pink eye, chicken pox, lice, or another communicable disease/infection, so we may work with you on your child’s return-to-school date.  We will need a doctor’s note indicating diagnosis to return to school.
  •  Your child should be fever-free for 24-72 hours without medication before returning to school after an illness.