When to Keep Your Child Home from School

  • FOR ALL QUESTIONS REGARDING REQUIRED STUDENT EXCLUSION RELATED TO COVID-19, please refer to our district's "2022-23 Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services" plan. OTHER COVID-related information can be found on LTISD's COVID-19 Information page. 

    Please keep your child home from school if any of these conditions exist:

    • Temperature above 100 degrees F*
    • Vomiting or diarrhea
    • Eye redness and/or drainage
    • Undiagnosed rash anywhere on the body
    • Severe sore throat
    • New onset of headache*
    • Persistent untreated cough*
    • Head lice that has not been treated

    * These symptoms must be excluded in accordance with the COVID-19 exclusion rules listed in the COVID-19 protocols.

    It is important to remember that schools are required to exclude students with certain illnesses from school for periods of time as identified in state rules.

    Individuals who experience symptoms related to (or tests positive for) COVID-19 must be excluded from school and school activities until the following criteria are met: at least 5 days have passed since symptoms began, 24 hours fever-free without fever reducing medication, symptoms are significantly improved.

    In addition, students with vomiting or diarrheal illnesses must stay home until they are no longer vomiting or have diarrhea (without the use of medications) for at least 24 hours.

    Students with suspected pink-eye will be sent home and referred to their physician for diagnosis and treatment. Students with bacterial pink-eye must be treated with antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school. Consult with your physician for information about how long to keep students home from school for other illnesses.

    Students diagnosed with strep throat must remain at home until treated with antibiotics for 24 hours.

    If your child is diagnosed with a communicable illness such as flu, strep throat, pink-eye, chicken pox, staph/MRSA infection, any reportable illness, or any vaccine-preventable illness, please let your school nurse know.