The main reasons for keeping your child home are:

    • If he/she is too sick to be comfortable at school

    • If he/she will spread a contagious illness/disease to another child

    A child should stay at home:

    • If the fever is greater that 100 degrees F.

    • If vomiting and /or diarrhea has occurred within the last 24 hours.

    A child is not to return to school until fever free, diarrhea, and/or vomiting has stopped for a full 24 hours without of medication.

    • If a child has a frequent, persistent cough.

    • If a child has a persistent pain (stomach, ear, etc.)

    • If Strep Throat Infection or Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) has been diagnosed by a physician with antibiotics ordered – child must remain out of school for 24 hours after antibiotics have been started.
    • If influenza, staph infection, communicable childhood disease , illness or organism has been medially diagnosed by a physician, please alert Nurse Sherry at (770) 887-2341 Ext 022151 or email at sbottorf@forsyth.k12.ga.us.