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Too Sick for School

It's normal for children to get sick from time to time. But when should a parent keep a child home


Below are some guidelines to help you make the decision about when to keep your child home from school. The recommendations are based on the guidelines provided by the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Education. They were developed to help prevent the spread of potentially contagious disease.


Home is the best place for a child who is ill. If your child is sick with a diagnosed communicable disease, please notify the school as soon as possible. This notification will greatly assist others who, due to medical reasons and/or treatments, have weakened immune systems and may require immediate and specialized care.