This school year, I have been struggling with the issue of when to keep my kids home sick and when to send them to school. DD1 is in middle school and DD2 is in elementary. DD2 suffers from a dustmite allergy, and the last couple of years, the school was a part of that problem (carpets, couches, etc. in classrooms). That has now improved since they pulled up the carpets. She does take medication for this. However, she still frequently suffers from morning headaches & we are trying to track down the cause with the allergist. She often feels not so great in the morning, but has no fever, is not throwing up, etc. DD1 currently has a virus of some sort causing sinus issues - doc says she's fine to go to school, but she just feels bad in the mornings (about 2 wks. now). Same thing - no fever, no throwing up. When I see them in the afternoon, they are generally fine. I vacillate between just keeping them home and sending them. This morning I told them to tell the teachers if they are feeling poorly later in the day, but the answer I got from both is that the nurse would send them back to class if they didn't have a fever. So, back to square one.
Do you have some sort of guideline on when to send your kids to school and when to keep them home?