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

    When a child is unwell, their academic performance may be affected, and there is a potential risk of spreading the illness to other children and staff within the school environment. Using guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, we have established comprehensive guidelines to help determine when children should stay home from school due to illness. Please review the information and documents below. 

    Please note: if your child becomes ill at school or the school nurse feels the child is too sick to benefit from school or is contagious to other children, you will be called to pick them up from school. You may be recommended to take the student to the doctor for further medical assessment or intervention before they return to school.

    Download here: Guidelines for Keeping Children Home from School Due to Illness

  • 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.