Lakewood School District
works with the Snohomish Health District to help protect children from
spreading communicable diseases. Keeping children home when they are
too sick for school protects other students and staff from potential
Symptoms That a Child is Too Sick for School
If your child has any of the following
symptoms, please keep him/her home, or make appropriate child care
arrangements. It will be necessary to pick your student up from school
as soon as possible if he/she shows any of the following symptoms at
Fever: temperature of
100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Child must not have a fever for
24 hours before returning to school.
Vomiting: child should not return to school for 24 hours following the last episode of vomiting
Lice, scabies: children
may not return to school until they have been treated and are
free of lice and nits (eggs). Children with scabies can be
admitted after treatment.
Diarrhea: more than one watery stool in a 24 hour period, especially if the child acts or looks ill
Chronic cough and/or runny nose: continual
coughing and greenish nose discharge. Conditions may be
contagious and may require treatment from your health care
Sore throat: especially with fever or swollen glands in the neck
Rash: body rash, especially with fever or itching
Ear infection: with
fever. Without fever can attend school, but the child may need
medical treatment and follow-up. Untreated ear infections can
cause permanent hearing loss.
Eye infection: pink eye (conjunctivitis) or thick mucus or pus draining from eye
Unusual appearance, behavior: abnormally
tired, pale, lack of appetite, difficult to wake, confused or
irritable. This is sufficient reason to exclude a child from school.