Please take note that a runny nose and a sore throat will not be enough to get sent home. Tough luck, you are not a baby, you are a young adult, and you will soon find out that as an adult feeling yucky, is just not enough. So please, stop whining, take the cough drop and go back to class.
Secondly, please don't come see me 30-45 minutes before the bell rings, because honestly, you really CAN suck it up.
Oh and I also have a hint for you, if you are absent a lot I am already less tolerant of your sickness, but if I have never seen your face and you have not been absent I will have more compassion.
Thank you and hope to not see you soon.
Your school nurse
(P.S. Don't try to use a visit to my office as an excuse, because it really doesn't work)