Sick Day? When to keep your student home

Should I keep my child home or send him or her to school?

School policy requests a child stay home if he or she:

Has a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher.

  • Keep your child home until his or her fever—100.4 or higher—has been gone for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.

Has been vomiting or has diarrhea without a fever.

  • Keep your child home 24 hours after the last vomiting or diarrhea episode.

Has symptoms that keep him or her from participating in school, such as:

  • Very tired or lack of appetite.
  • Cough that he or she cannot control.
  • Shortness of breathe or difficulty breathing.
  • Moderate to severe headache, body aches, or earache.
  • Sore throat—a minor sore throat is ok for school, but a severe sore throat could be strep throat, even if there is no fever.
  • New loss of taste or smell.
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For more information, or if you have questions, please contact your school nurse

Havasupai Elementary
Jamaica Elementary
Nautilus Elementary
Oro Grande Elementary
Smoketree Elementary
Starline Elementary
Thunderbolt Middle School
Lake Havasu High School