Don't Send Your Sick Child to School

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Don't Send Your Sick Child to School

It sucks to be sick. It sucks even worse if you feel sick and you have to go to school. There are two types of parents that send their child to school when he is sick. The first type says, "He's running a low fever, but I gave him some Tylenol so he should be fine." If your child has a fever - keep him home! Yes, you will have to miss work, but that's the way it goes when you have kids. The other type of parent says, " She just didn't want to stay home, she loves school so much!" That may be true, but she probably also loves ice cream and I'm sure you don't give her that for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, even if she asks for it. Bottom line is you have to make the best decision for your child. If your child is sick, keep her home for the day to get some rest and hopefully she will feel better tomorrow.



1/9/2011 1:50:47 PM
Pat said:

Please don't send your sick child to school. I'm a teacher and I send a student home on Wednesday with a fever. The director let him come back on Thursday even though it is against the board of health's policy (24 hrs w/o a fever) and Thursday night (Friday morning) I came down with a fever and vomiting. It's Sunday and I still have a fever. If they are sick they need to be home, for their own sake and the sakes of everyone else in the class--including the teachers.


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