Fevers are generally signs of infection. Your child's temperature should be less than 100 degrees for 24 hours without use of fever reducing medications before returning to school. This allows your child's immune system to recover from the current illness which caused the fever, and also be better able to resist future illnesses.
Stomach ache, vomiting, diarrhea A child with vomiting and/or diarrhea should be kept home until symptoms have resolved for approximately 12 hours and the child is able to keep down food and liquid.
Cold, sore throat, cough Children average six to eight colds per year. Your child may attend school if cold or cough symptoms are not associated with a fever. If your child has been diagnosed with strep throat they may return to school after being on antibiotics for 24 hours as they will no longer be contagious.
Red Eyes If the white part of the eye appears red and produces a yellow or green crusty discharge, your child may have conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis or "pink eye", as it is commonly referred to, may be a contagious infection which may need treatment with an eye ointment. Your child may return to school after 24 hours of treatment.