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Sick Child

Deciding when a child is too sick to go to school can be a difficult decision for parents to make. When trying to decide, use the guidelines below and seek the advice of your health care provider.

INeedToStayHomeIf

Go to school 
If your child has any of the following symptoms, they should probably go to school:

  • Sniffles, a runny nose, and a mild cough without a fever.
  • Vague complaints of aches, pains or fatigue.
  • A single episode of diarrhea or vomiting without any other complaints.