Keeping Ill Students Home

When should my child stay home from school?
  • Children with a fever of 100F or greater should not be in school. Children should stay home until they have been fever-free for 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medication (Tylenol/Ibuprofen).
  • Children with vomiting and/or diarrhea should not be in school. Children should stay home for 24 hours after the last vomiting and/or diarrhea episode.
  • Children who have red, itchy, mattering eyes should be evaluated by a health care provider and cleared to return to school.
  • Children should be on their antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school (for such things as strep throat, pink eye, etc.)
Hutchinson Public Schools

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