When Your Child is Sick
For your child to return to school they need to:
- Be free of fever (less than 100 degrees F) for at least 24 hours without use of medication.
Have no vomiting for 24 hours after last occurrence, without use of medication, and the child is able to hold down fluids and food.
Have no diarrhea for 24 hours after last occurrence, without use of medication.
If diagnosed with pink eye or strep throat, the child must remain at home for 24 hours after treatment begins.
Unidentified rashes should be seen by a doctor and determined to be non- contagious before returning to school.
When calling school to report your child’s absence, please communicate the following information:
- Does your child have a flu-like illness
defined as fever (100 degrees F or higher) and a cough and/or sore throat in the absence of a known cause other than the flu?
- If your child does not have flu-like symptoms, please communicate the symptoms that your child is experiencing.
- If your child has a contagious disease, such as strep, pink eye, pneumonia, etc. please state so when leaving the message.
Thank you for your assistance and cooperation!
Medication During School Hours
Allergy and Asthma Information
DuPage County Health Department