Deciding when a child should stay home or be sent home depends on the illness they are diagnosed with and what symptoms they are having.
For some diseases, children will need to be sent home right away. For other diseases, children may stay until the end of the day. Some diseases may not require to child to stay home at all.
You will find instructions on the exposure notices about when to send children home.
In general, children should stay home if they have a fever of 100.0 °F or above and they should not return for at least 24 hours after the last fever (without fever-reducing medicines).
Additionally, a child should stay home if they are unable to comfortably participate in classroom learning/activities, or teachers determine that they cannot care for the child without compromising their ability to care for the health and safety of the other children in the group, even if their illness is not listed as an excludable illness.