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It is always difficult to determine when your student is ill enough to stay home from school and when they should attend. Research shows there is a positive correlation between good attendance in school and academic success. Please read below the recommendations from the Iowa Department of Public Health and Iowa Department of Education on when to temporarily exclude a student from school.
From the IDPH and Department of Education:
The following are criteria that are used to determine if a student should be excluded from school:
- Fever of 101 degrees with signs and symptoms such as sore throat, rash, vomiting or diarrhea.
- The illness prevents the student from participating comfortably in activities as observed by the school staff.
- The illness results in greater care than the school staff determines they can provide without compromising the ability to care for other students.
If a student is sent home with fever, vomiting or diarrhea, they must be free of the symptom for 24 hours without the use of medication such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.