Our health attendance guidelines were developed per recommendations from both the CDC and CHOA. Click here for more information.
Ten Reasons to Keep Your Child Home from School
A Guide to Making an Early Morning Decision
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
It can be hard to decide if your child is too sick to go to school. You often may not be able to tell if he is going to get better or worse during the school day. Also, if your child has had many complaints of pain in the past that have caused him to miss school, you should think about whether your child is avoiding school. It will be important for you to talk to your child and find out the reason.
You should keep your child at home if he might spread a contagious disease to other children or if he is too sick to get through the school day. Children who are sick have a hard time learning and may get other children sick.
Here are guidelines to help you decide when your child should stay home from school.
When there is doubt in your mind about sending your child to school, consult your child’s doctor. Remember to make sure that your child’s school knows how to reach you during the day.
Revised: June 2023