Follow us on Twitter or Facebook

Now available

Click image for amazon.com link

SCHOOL HEALTH POLICIES EXPLAINED

Now that the cold and (swine) flu season is upon us, it’s important to take a few moments to review the rules for when a child will be sent home:

  • If your child is running a fever, your child will be sent home.
  • If your child is vomiting, your child will be sent home.
  • If your child is sneezing anything yellow or green, your child will be sent home.
  • If your child “isn’t acting like himself,” your child will be sent home.
  • If your child “looks like” he’s getting sick, your child will be sent home (even if he’s not sneezing, coughing or vomiting).
  • If your child is just kind of being a pain in the ass and the teacher can’t really deal with it anymore and there have been confirmed cases of H1N1 at the school, your child will be sent home.
  • If another child is sick but that child’s parents can’t be reached, your child will be sent home.
  • If your child is fine but three or more other children in the same class who sit near your child are sent home, your child will be sent home.
  • If another child coughs and sneezes on your child, your child will be sent home. (Though the sneezing child will be allowed to stay because his/her parents can’t be reached.)
  • If you have a meeting or appointment you absolutely can’t miss, your child will be sent home.
  • If your child is tired and cranky, your child will be sent home.
  • If the teacher is tired and cranky, your child will be sent home.
  • If you didn’t conceal your dislike for your child’s teacher at the last parent-teacher conference, your child will be sent home.
  • If you usually rely on your parents to watch your child when your child is sick and they go out of town, have errands to run, or just can’t do it today, your child will be sent home.
  • If you came promptly to pick up your child the last time your child was sent home, your child will be sent home.
  • If you are sick, your child will be sent home.

And once your child has been sent home, your child must stay home for a minimum of either 48 hours from the onset of the first symptom, or 24 hours after the last symptom subsides, whichever is more inconvenient.

1 comment to SCHOOL HEALTH POLICIES EXPLAINED

Leave a Reply

 

 

 

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>