Just curious, do you have any hard and fast rules on when to keep your kids home from school? Now that my kids are older, we make that decision on a case by case basis, if you will. How do you decide how sick is too sick?
Answer by chris219 at 6:54 AM on Apr. 4, 2011
Running a fever and vomiting are the two major components.
Answer by luvmygrlz at 7:06 AM on Apr. 4, 2011
Rules that keep kids home:
Any fever over 100 (school rule) Any vomiting and the mandatory 24 hour rule (same with fever...24 hours of healthy) Anytime they were up all night due to symptoms and would otherwise have an unproductive day at school (why waste any body's time). Symptoms may include inability to breath or stop coughing. Anytime they're symptoms warrant a doctor visit. Keep them home and make the appointment for that day.
Go to school anyway symptoms:
Upset tummy, but no other symptoms Head ache, take some Advil. Sore throat or runny nose that's NOT junky and green (too early to keep home, wait until they're really sick) General complaints that don't amount to anything, especially "I'm tired".
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