Fever with no other symptoms usually isn't reason enough for a child to stay home. But many schools or childcare centers request that a child not return until at least 24 hours after a fever has broken naturally (without fever-reducing medicines). Lice, scabies, and ringworm shouldn't keep kids out of school.
Here are symptoms that mean your child must stay home: 1. Fever. Any temperature of 100.4° Fahrenheit (38° Centigrade) is a fever, and children shouldn't go to school with fevers.