Sick Day Guidelines
Making the right call when your child is sick
Should I keep my child home or send him/her to school?
School guidelines advise a child stay home if he/she:
Has a fever of 100 degrees or higher
Has been vomiting or has diarrhea
Has very red, irritated eye(s)
Has a rash not evaluated by a medical provider
Has head lice or nits
Has symptoms that keep him/her from participating in school, such as:
Deep or uncontrollable cough and sneezing
Severe pain from ear ache, stomach ache, body aches or headache
WI state law (118.15) states that a child may not be excused for more than 10 days in a school year.
Fever (100 degrees or higher):
Keep your child home until his/her fever has been gone without medicine for 24 hours.
Vomiting or diarrhea:
Keep your child home for 24 hours after the last time he/she vomited or had diarrhea and is eating a normal diet.
Keep your child home at least 24 hours after the first dose of antibiotic.