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Health: When Should My Child Stay Home

Berkshire Local Schools wants every child to learn and be successful. School attendance is linked to learning. However, there are times when your child may be ill and should stay at home until he/she feels better or is no longer contagious to others. Below are some guidelines to help you determine when your child should stay home.

● Temperature above 100° by mouth. Return to school may occur once a child is fever free without the use of medicine for 24 hours.
● Vomiting or diarrhea, free from symptoms for 24 prior to return 
● Shortness of breath or wheezing during normal activity
● Cough that interrupts normal activity
● Pain from earache, sore throat, or recent injury
● Yellow or green drainage from eye(s)
● Rash or draining sores
● If prescribed an antibiotic- student may return to school 24 after initial dose