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A temp, being sick, the runs are definitely reason for me to keep them home. A little snuffle or runny nose i ask the teacher if its ok for me to take them. I had to pick keeley up this week for being ill
I keep Ethan home if he has a fever, a bad runny nose or bad cough. I can tell when he isn't feeling well enough for school. He just want to lay around. That's so not him. That's when I keep him home. Of course vomiting or diarrhea is another reason to keep him home.
I always wonder about mild fever because when it's something low (i.e. 37.2C/98.9F), I will give them Tylenol to knock it down and within 1/2 an hour, they are back to acting crazy. So I look at them and think, "Ah, you could be in school now doing something productive." lol
I would probably keep them home if they had a fever or were vomitting.
It also would depend on the situation. Ellie will start coughing and works herself into a coughing frenzy. Which is then followed by throwing-up. In that situation I would probably send her to school.
Fever (over 100), vomiting, diarrhea, or hospital/doctor trip for asthma or anything else serious (like if a bad rash looks contagious). I work in the school system and they advise only these reasons, because the absences add up fast. They are great with accommodating colds, coughing, etc. at the schools.