When Is a Child Too Sick for School?
Keep your child home if he has a heavy cough accompanied by a steady stream of mucus.
Keep your child home if he has an unexplained rash, which may be the first symptom of measles or chickenpox.
Keep your child home from school if stomach pain is accompanied by diarrhea or fever.
A child who is vomiting should be kept home.
A fever of 100 degrees or less is generally not cause for concern. If a fever above 100 is combined with a sore throat or a rash, the child should be kept home because this could indicate a more serious illness.
Learn the rules of your child's school about when a sick child must stay at home.