• Atlanta Public Schools: Guidelines for Keeping Children Home from School Due to Illness

    For COVID-19 Guidance, please visit our APS COVID-19 webpage: https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/covid


    • A child who is sick will not be able to perform well in school and risk spreading the illness to other children and staff. We have the following guidelines that will be useful to parents and guardians in determining when their child should stay home from school due to illness. Please reference the following document for additional recommendations for when your child is ill: Guidelines for Keeping Ill Children Home.
    • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta has also published information on common situations when children should stay home when ill. These guidelines can be found here: https://www.choa.org/parent-resources/everyday-illnesses/too-sick-for-school
    • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta has also created a common infectious illness poster, which includes information about a number of diseases, incubation periods, how illnesses spread, and more. You may download and review this poster here: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Most Common Illnesses.

      These documents should be used as a guide only. If there are any concerns regarding infectious diseases or symptoms, it is recommended that parents consult with their child's pediatrician or healthcare provider. Students may visit our APS Care Centers for further evaluation. For more information on APS Care Centers, please see https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/Page/65939.