If your child is not feeling well, your pediatrician is the best person to consult about whether they can go to school. Common sense, concern for your child's well-being, and the possibility of infecting classmates should all contribute to the decision about whether your child should stay home.
As general guidelines, keep your child home if:
They have a fever above 101 degrees Fahrenheit within the past 24 hours
They have had episodes of vomiting or diarrhea within the past 24 hours
They are not well enough to participate in class
What if they're feeling better but still have a runny nose?
If your child has been ill and is feeling better,but still wakes up with minor problems such like a runny nose or slight headache? You can send them to school if none of the three circumstances listed above is present. Even so, make sure the school and your child have a phone number where you can be reached during the day if more serious symptoms develop, and they need to return home.